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UPDATE: Three Soldiers, 7 ISWAP Fighters Killed In Borno Military Base Clash

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Suspected members of the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Tuesday razed a military formation in Kwamdi village, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno state.

It was gathered that three soldiers were killed during the attack while about seven members of factional Boko Haram sect also lost their lives.

Damboa LGA is located in Southern Borno with a distance of 87km from Maiduguri.

According to a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF), Hamidu Abu, the deadly group targeted soldiers camp but not residents.

He added that the base was razed down as several valuables were stolen by the assailants.

Naija News had on Wednesday reported the attack on the Nigeran military base.

The ISWAP fighters stormed the military base at Kwamdi village, Damboa local government area in 10 utility vehicles.

The insurgents were said to have burnt down one Ammour Personal Carrier(APC) and a gun truck.

This online newspaper reports that the attack is coming barely two days before the expected arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking on Buhari’s visit, Governor Babagana Zulum said the President would be appraising the security situation in the northeast.

According to him, the president would also inaugurate 4,000 houses which were part of the Federal Government’s housing project, as well as some local projects executed by the state government.

“The President would commission the first phase of the 10,000 houses which he graciously approved and funded for the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees.”

According to the Governor, the housing project in Borno is the largest Federal Government housing intervention sited in one state.