Report from Bama Local Government Area of Borno State has it that Boko Haram moving in larger number attacked a military base and engaged soldiers in a fierce fight that lasted for over two hours.
According to residents, the attack, which occurred around 7:00pm lasted till 9:00pm with heavy casualty on both sides.
“We saw the #soldiers conveying their dead colleagues and wounded to Maiduguri. A soldier, however, said, they have dealt a great blow on the militants.
”The Boko Haram fighters came in from the GSS Bama in the southern part of the town and took the soldiers unaware, but the soldiers fought it and pursued them after two hours of fight. ” Umar Mai Umar, a resident of Bama told DAILY POST, this morning.
Also in Benisheikh, the attack on the military base came at 6:40 pm, but the soldiers with the help of fighter helicopter repelled them.
A resident, Malam Hassan told DAILY POST that, until now, he could not locate the whereabouts of his wife and children.
According to him, he slept in the bush along with some residents who fled for safety during the attack.
“Many people have been killed but I don’t know the number. I saw civilian JTF and soldiers helping to carry corpses and wounded this morning. I am still looking for my family. I learnt that some people have run to Maiduguri, ” he said
A source within the security who also confirmed both attacks in Bama and Beneshiekh told DAILY POST that, the situation is now calm and under control.
”In such attacks, there must be casualty but I am not in a position to speak on that, please get in contact with the appropriate authorities,” he said.
A call at the time of this report was put through to Col. Ado Isa, spokesman of the 7 Division Nigerian Army for confirmation but there was no reply from the #Army.