Insurgency: Soldiers reportedly in gun battle with Boko Haram at Borno military base

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Suspected Boko Haram members attack military base in Borno, kill 6 (Photo Vanguard Online}

Troops and Boko Haram insurgents are currently fighting in Borno – According to reports, the insurgents came into the village around 7pm – They went to the military base and after some while, the gunfight began.

Reports claim that troops of the Nigerian Army stationed in Mainok, Borno state, are currently in a gunfight with suspected Boko Haram insurgents. The insurgents came into the village around 7pm, shooting sporadically, The Cable reports.

The kidnapping incident occurred along Kabba-Auga Akoko expressway in Akoko north-east local government area of Ondo state on Wednesday, May 13.

According to The Cable, the officer, simply identified as D Gana, was on his way from Abuja. He was taken to a forest at Ibilo, the boundary between Ondo and Edo states. The incident was confirmed by Ayorinde Omojokun, spokesman of the brigade in Akure.

Also Tee-Leo Ikoro, public relations officer of Ondo police command, confirmed the abduction. He said the victim was taken into a nearby bush and the abductors allowed him to call a relation who informed the Ikare-Akoko division of the police.

“Unfortunately, before a team of police detectives got to the area, he had been moved away from the place, but his car was recovered by our men,” Ikoro said. However, the kidnappers have reportedly demanded N20 million as ransom.

Source: Legit Online

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