Boko Haram sect yesterday launched an attack on the military base of the 120 Task Force Battalion of the Nigerian Army at Goniri in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state.
The insurgents who appeared to have come from Shettimari, an axis between Borno axis and Gujba, engaged the soldiers in a fierce gun battle that lasted for almost four hours.
A military source said the attack was effectively repelled.
“But we lost one soldier in the fight,” the source said .
About 14 members of the terrorists were killed, while weapons including 6AK 47 riffles, 3 IEDs, four 36 handheld grenades 1GPMG, 4 magazines, 382 Rams of 7.62 MM Nato were recovered from them.
Goniri is one of the communities in Yobe state recently recovered from Boko Haram by soldiers and it is currently being cleared of deadly mines laid by the terrorists.
Yesterday’s attack came less than 24 hours after the Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau visited Yobe in company of all the service chiefs including Police Inspector General SolomonArase, the Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Martins Kure Abashe, Comptroller General of Prison Service, Dr. Peter Ekpendu ,and the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp, Abdullahi Gana to assess the extent of destruction to police and other security formations .