Update: Boko Haram Terrorists Kill Soldier, Policeman During Assault On Nigerian Army Base
The dreaded insurgents went away with an ambulance and a military vehicle which they later left close to the community after it was torn down
When militants of the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province, formerly known as Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad, attacked the Forward Operational Base (FOB) in Molai, Borno State, one soldier and one policeman were killed and an unquantified number of security operatives were injured.
According to SaharaReporters the gunmen also went away with an ambulance and a military vehicle which was later ditched near the community after it was torn down.
Molai is situated in the suburbs of Maiduguri, about 7km away.
After iftar, the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during Ramadan, the insurgents were said to have invaded the town.
“They started shooting sporadically as residents of the community flee into the forest for safety.
“Though a military base, it was manned by joint task force Operation Hadin Kai comprising of soldiers and mobile policemen.
“They shot and fired RPGs when they came, even some of the soldiers fled,” according to a military source.
In North-Eastern Nigeria, Boko Haram and its spin-off, Islamic State West Africa Province, have killed thousands and displaced millions.
The Nigerian military has repeatedly claimed that the insurgency has been largely defeated, and any losses are frequently exaggerated.
Soldiers have been targeted by insurgents in recent months, who have killed them.
Hundreds of soldiers and officers are said to have been killed since January 2022.