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Terrorists kill soldier during attack on military base

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A midnight attack by suspected terrorists on a military base in Gujba town, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, has led to the death of a soldier.

DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, spokesman for the Yobe State Police Command, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Sunday and stated that the accused terrorists also destroyed a military patrol vehicle.

“The only thing I can confirm to you now is the attack. A soldier was killed, and troops and CJTF engaged the suspected terrorists,” he said.

According to reliable local sources, the suspected insurgents, who stormed the town by midnight, shooting indiscriminately and subsequently attacking the military base, were later repelled by troops who chased them out to the surrounding bush.

Modu Bahna, a resident of Gujba, while narrating 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 our dear lives.”

“The attackers did not kill any civilians or loot food or other essential commodities stores,” another source, Dala Bukar, said, adding, “They only attacked the two patrol vehicles in the military base where a soldier was killed.”

The attack on the military base comes after 15 soldiers were killed during a communal clash in Delta State.

The personnel include two majors, one captain, and twelve soldiers.

They were claimed to have died while responding to a distress call following a conflict between the Okuama and Okoloba communities in the state.

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