Boko Haram struck again, this time killing at least 10 soldiers and carting away ammunitions in Borno state.
TheCable reports that the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) faction of Boko Haram reportedly attacked 157 task force battalion of the Nigerian army in Maitile, Borno.
A military source explained to the news agency that the insurgents forcefully gained access into the military base around 5pm on Sunday, and said some soldiers who stood to fight the insurgents were killed and others have gone missing.
“The soldiers were outnumbered and outpowered,” the source said.
There were also reports that the commanding officer of the battalion was killed in the attack.
“We heard that a senior officer was killed, I can’t confirm yet if it is the commanding officer,” the source added.