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Soldier killed as Boko Haram attacks Yobe military base

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Terrorists, suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents, about midnight of Saturday attacked a military base in Gujba town, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, killing a soldier.

Pmnews.ng learnt from reliable local sources that the suspected insurgents stormed the town by midnight, shooting sporadically before attacking the military base.

He said the insurgents were later repelled by troops who chased them out to the surrounding bush.

Another resident of Gujba, Modu Bahna, who narrated his ordeal, said, “They (suspected terrorists) stormed the town some minutes after midnight, shooting sporadically and the majority of us took to our heels into the surrounding bushes for dear lives.”

“They only attacked the two patrol vehicles in the military base where a soldier was killed.”

Confirming the attack, the police spokesman, Abdulkarim, said, “The only thing I can confirm to you now is the attack, a soldier was killed and troops and CJTF engaged the suspected terrorists.”

Abdulkarim also stated that a military patrol vehicle was also torched by the suspected terrorists.

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