Boko Haram attacks military checkpoint, kills 16 soldiers

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect on Tuesday night attacked a military post at Bulabulin Ngaura in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State and killed 16 soldiers.

One of the soldiers that narrowly escaped the attack, who confirmed this to journalists in Maiduguri, said, “We were totally subdued by the insurgents.”

He said, “Some of my colleagues were abducted and many others escaped with bullet wounds. Dozens of Boko Haram insurgents stormed our checkpoint at Bulabulin on Tuesday night.

“The terrorists came in a convoy of over 30 vehicles, mounted with Anti Aircraft guns (AA).”

On how he was able to escape unhurt, he said, “I was at the checkpoint when the terrorists came, we tried our best but they had advantage over us. They had AA and we had Ak47 rifles that are not fully loaded. When we realised that they had taken over the place, some of us escaped to Maiduguri and other places but many could not make it.

“As I am talking to you, 16 bodies of our colleagues have been brought to Maiduguri, this is apart from those that sustained injuries and many others that are missing in action.”

As of the time of filing the report, the military authorities have not issued a press statement on the attack.- Punch.

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