Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect Wednesday reportedly killed 11 soldiers after invading a military base in Malamfatori area, Abadam local government of Borno state.
A security source who disclosed this to TheCable said some civilians were also killed in the attack.
Adamu Bamanga, a member of civilian joint task force, who escaped the attack, said the group came with many vehicles and were armed with anti-aircraft guns.
He said they shot indiscriminately immediately they gained access into the town.
“Soldiers called for reinforcement but the Boko Haram people had already taken over the town.
“They came fully prepared and took the security forces here unaware. We also ran for cover,” he said.
Texas Chukwu, the army spokesman, had yet to confirm the attack as at the time of filing this report.