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Terrorists attack military base in northeast Nigeria


Five Nigerian soldiers were killed, four injured and dozens missing when ISIS-aligned terrorists attacked a military base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, two military officers told AFP Saturday.
Terrorists from the so-called Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Friday dislodged troops from a base in Kamuya village, 35 kilometres (22 miles) from regional district Biu after a gunfight.
“The terrorists killed five soldiers and injured four others in the attack on the Kamuya base,” a military officer told AFP.
The insurgents sacked the base, forcing troops to withdraw in disarray, said a second military officer, who gave the same toll.
“So far 41 troops have returned while 58 are still missing and are presumed to have escaped the attack,” said the second military officer.
Search and rescue operation was ongoing to “locate the missing soldiers”, the officer added.
Kamuya is the home village of Nigeria’s former army chief Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai which has been repeatedly targeted by jihadists, prompting the setting up of a base to end the attacks.

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