No fewer than six soldiers were shot dead on Thursday when Boko Haram insurgents attacked a military base in Kareto, a community in Mobba local government area of Borno state.
Herald Nigeria gathered that the insurgents came on motorbikes, and attacked around 7pm on Thursday, engaging soldiers in a gun duel for about three hours on Thursday.
It was learnt that the commanding officer of 158 battallion was among those killed while “many soldiers” were missing as of the time this report was filed.
On Friday, Boko Haram took to Amaq, its news agency to claim responsibility for the attack, saying over 20 soldiers were killed.
Recall that this is coming less than a month after about 50 military personnel were reportedly killed by the insurgents.
Earlier in June, suspected members of the sect also in a gun battle at Sajere ward in Maiduguri, Borno capital.