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ISWAP attacks military base in Borno, destroy heavy equipment

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Members of ISWAP/Boko Haram have reportedly attacked the Kumuya military base  in  Borno State , destroying heavy equipment during the operation.

The terrorists struck on Saturday when some special forces of the 27 Task Force Brigade, deployed at Buni Gari had gone out on clearing patrol in the axis.

It was gathered that the terrorists, aided by local informants and sympathisers, stormed Kumuya community, attacked ‘harmless’ villagers and the military base, destroying heavy military equipment.

During the attack, the terrorists used heavy weapons in destroying military equipment and patrolled the community to prevent the reinforcement of soldiers.

It was also gathered that the troops on ground came out and engaged the insurgents, eventually overpowering them.

It was learnt that a section of the military base at Kumuya was razed down during the attack. Meanwhile, movements have been restricted along Damaturu-Damboa-Biu road.

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