A gang of suspected Boko Haram terrorists in a convoy of Toyota Hilux
vehicles and motorcycles laden with explosives attacked a military
base in Magumeri of Borno state; and killed three soldiers on
Saturday, while repelling the insurgents at 6pm.
Magumeri is farming and herding community, and 40 kilometres north of
Maiduguri, the state capital.
Six other soldiers were; also wounded after some of the military
platforms at Magumeri were destroyed by Boko Haram terrorists.
The Deputy Director Public Relations of 8 Task Force Division, Col
Timothy Antigha disclosed this on Sunday in a statement issued to
journalist in Maiduguri.
He said the insurgents, were repelled by troops stationed at the
various military posts around the council headquarters of Magumeri
Local Government Area.
According to Antigha; “As a prelude to the intended attack on the
town; the terrorists attempted to dislodge the Forward Operational
Base in Magumeri, Borno state.
“However; soldiers of 5 Brigade Garrison located in town repelled the
The troops fought gallantly. Unfortunately, three soldiers
lost their lives; while six others sustained injuries.”
He said the bodies and injured soldiers have been evacuated for
deposition and treatment in at a military hospital.
He said further developments on the attacks and repulsion will be
Antigha also assured residents of Magumeri that everything, was being
done to ensure their security of lives and property.
He said the residents should continue to pursue their legitimate
businesses without any fear.