A Boko Haram raid on a military base in Magumeri of Borno State on Saturday has left three soldiers dead and six injured.
The Deputy Director Public Relations of 8 Task Force Division, Col Timothy Antigha disclosed this on Sunday in a statement in Maiduguri. He said the insurgents, were repelled by troops stationed at the various military posts around the council headquarters of Magumeri Local Government Area.
Magumeri is a farming and herding community, about 40 kilometres north of Maiduguri, the state capital.
According to Antigha: “As a prelude to the intended attack on the town, the terrorists attempted to dislodge the Forward Operational
Base in Magumeri, Borno State.“However, soldiers of 5 Brigade Garrison located in town repelled the attack. The troops fought gallantly. Unfortunately, three soldiers lost their lives; while six others sustained injuries.”
He said the bodies and injured soldiers have been evacuated for deposition and treatment at a military hospital.He said further developments on the attacks and repulsion will be communicated accordingly.
Antigha also assured residents of Magumeri that everything was being done to ensure the security of lives and property.He said the residents should continue to pursue their legitimate businesses without any fear.