Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Boko Haram suffers heavy defeat in surprise attack on military base

By News Express on 05/01/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 6,820


Dozens of militants from the terrorist Boko Haram movement have been killed during a surprise attack on the Multinational Joint Military Task Force (MNJTF), which is deployed in Baga, a town on the border between Nigeria’s Borno State, Chad and Niger.

“The attackers came through the riverine area called Doro (Baga) to attack the soldiers at the MNJTF,” Umaru Monguno, a fisherman who lives in the area, told The Anadolu Agency by phone.

“It was a surprise attack, which took place early on Saturday,” he added.

He noted that at least 11 troops of various nationalities were killed during the attack, along with dozens of attackers.

Monguno said locals had fled the area in the aftermath of the attack.

Like Monguno, another big town in the area, Baga has repeatedly come under militant attacks since the insurgency started with scores of casualties each time.

Kabiru Hayat, a retired policeman whose family has also fled the area, told AA that the attack had lasted for hours.

Hayat added that hundreds of people had to desert the area with some of them fleeing to the neighbouring Yobe State, while others had crossed into Chad.

“Apart from the troops and the militants, some ordinary people had also lost their lives in the crossfire, especially in Doro Baga from where they [the militants] came,” Hayat said.

“They wreaked so much havoc in all the places they passed through,” he added.

Hayat denied reports about the militants’ takeover of the MNJTF base in Baga, saying that – as far as he knew – base troops had held their positions, even as they lost some of their colleagues in the attack.

MNJTF was formed during the reign of Nigeria’s military dictator Sanni Abacha between 1994 and 1995 with the aim of tackling cross border security challenges.

The force’s mandate has, however, turned to fighting terrorism since the insurgency started in northeastern Nigeria.

AA could not immediately obtain comments from the Nigerian Defense Ministry on the MNJTF base attack.

The government has not officially commented on the attack either.

Adapted from an Anadolu Agency report. Photo shows Boko Haram ringleaders.

Source News Express

Posted 05/01/2015 10:16:17 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Senator Shehu Sani climbs famous rock, promises to...

Buhari launches #ChangeBeginsWithMe, woos Nigerians to buy into...

Nigerians should help prevail on the Nigerian Police...

Ogoni Martyrs Day: MOSOP calls for review of...

2015: Politicians out to blackmail Governor Akpabio —Commissioner...

12 days to 2013 South Africa Cup of...

Dust haze to prevail today, says NiMET

UNN hosts educational institutions in South-East for ETF...

EFCC swoops on Okorocha’s aides over diversion of...

US-based medical doctor donates N25m court complex to...

Ijaw, monarch, Edo at war over Okomu land...

Third Mainland Bridge to be closed for repairs...

 

Latest News 2019: Igbos present shopping list to Atiku How NEMA wasted N414m rice donated by China for IDPs ― Dogara Court varies Nnamdi Kanu’s bail conditions, orders Abaribe, others to forfeit N100m Traders count losses as fire razes polythene factories in Anambra Why Anambra Assembly kicked out Speaker Rita Mmaduagwu Probe Oshiomhole now, protesters tell ICPC 2019: Buhari plans to liquidate our accounts ― PDP Akeredolu: Ondo civil servants are selfish, ungrateful Lagos PDP stalwart, 1,000 others defect to APC Bus conductors endorse Buhari for 2019 Ahead 2019 elections: PDP Ghana Chapter endorses Atiku/Obi ticket Aviation security to start carrying arms

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (420,311 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (389,630 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (322,457 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (271,200 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (243,826 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (227,333 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (208,772 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (190,249 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (175,614 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (168,417 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (164,890 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (151,817 views)

 

Zenith Zero Balance First Bank banner

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (72) Business & Economy (3,789) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (960) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (566) Features (668) Global Business Monitor (309) International (2,677) Interview (166) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (33) News (40,530) Opinion (1,140) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,715) Religion (896) Sports (1,771) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera