At least 17 Nigerian soldiers were killed in a fresh Boko Haram attack in Garunda village in Borno state.
On Wednesday evening, heavily armed sect members riding in trucks, stormed a military base in the village, killed the soldiers during a gun battle and carted away weapons and vehicles.
The attack is the latest of a series of bloody Boko Haram assaults on military bases in Nigeria.
“Our troops came under attack from Boko Haram terrorists in Garunda last night,” a military officer said.
“Unfortunately we lost 17 troops, 14 others were injured while an unspecified number is still unaccounted for,” added the military source.
The source added that the militants looted weapons and vehicles before fleeing. The Nigeria Army is yet to confirm this recent attack