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Three soldiers killed as Boko Haram attempt to overrun military base in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday evening launched an attack at Magumeri town, headquarters of Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State, with the intent to dislodge the Forward Operational Base in the town.

Soldiers successfully repelled the attack but lost three men.

The army in a statement on Sunday said “soldiers of 5 Brigade Garrison located in the town repelled the attack. The troops fought gallantly but unfortunately, three soldiers lost their lives, while six others sustained injuries.”

The statement which was signed by the Deputy Director Public Relations of the Force Division, Colonel Timothy Antigha said the bodies of the late soldiers and the wounded have been evacuated while the wounded are currently receiving medical attention.

“The 8 Division wishes to assure all residents of Magumeri that everything is being done to ensure their safety and security. To this end, they are to continue pursuing their legitimate activities without any fear,” he said.

Antigha in the statement also said some platforms were attacked and damaged by the terrorists and further developments regarding the incident will be communicated accordingly.

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