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Boko Haram Kills Soldier At Yobe Military Base

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Suspected Boko Haram terrorists about midnight of Saturday attacked a military base in Gujba town, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, killing a soldier.

The Yobe State Police Command spokesman, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, who confirmed the attack to The PUNCH, said a military patrol vehicle was also torched by the suspected terrorists.

Reliable local sources explained that the suspected insurgents, who stormed the town by 12 midnight, shooting sporadically and subsequently attacking the military base, were later repelled by troops who chased them out to the surrounding bush.

A resident of Gujba, Modu Bahna, while narrating his ordeal, said, “They (suspected terrorists) stormed the town some minutes after midnight, shooting sporadically and the majority of us took to our heels into the surrounding bushes for dear lives.”

Another source at Gujba, Dala Bukar, said, “The attackers did not kill any civilian or looted food or other essential commodities stores.

“They only attacked the two patrol vehicles in the military base where a soldier was killed.”

Confirming the attack, the police spokesman, Abdulkarim, said, “The only thing I can confirm to you now is the attack, a soldier was killed and troops and CJTF engaged the suspected terrorists.”

The Maiduguri-Damaturu-Gujba-Biu Road, it could be recalled, has been suffering a resurgence of attacks by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in recent months.