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More details have emerged of the daring Boko Haram attack on a military base near Damaturu, the Yobe State capital on Tuesday.
PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack on the base in Sasawa village, near the Yobe State capital.
Although the army is yet to provide details of the attack, a spokesperson confirmed it on Tuesday.
“Yes, there was an attack and we repelled it,” Kayode Ogunsanya, a colonel, and spokesman of 3-Division Jos, said, adding that “there were casualties on both sides.”
Efforts to get Mr. Ogunsanya to provide more details on Friday were unsuccessful. He did not return calls or respond to text messages.
The Commissioner of Police in Yobe State, Abdulmaliki Sumonu, also confirmed to journalists that the village was attacked on Tuesday night.
“The attack happened on Tuesday night; we are still working on the details,” Mr. Sumonu said on Wednesday.
Top military insiders have now told PREMIUM TIMES that at least one officer and 10 soldiers were killed in the attack.
Seven other soldiers who were also part of the attacked troops are still unaccounted for, sources said.