At least 16 soldiers have been killed in a Tuesday night attack on a military post at Bulabulin Ngaura in Damboa local government area of Borno State, by gunmen suspected to be members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect.
A soldier who narrowly escaped the attack while recounted his ordeal to journalists in Maiduguri, saying: “We were totally subdued by the insurgents,” Thisday reports.
“Some of my colleagues were abducted and many others escaped with bullet wounds. Dozens of Boko Haram insurgents stormed our checkpoint at Bulabulin on Tuesday night.
“The terrorists came in a convoy of over 30 vehicles, mounted with Anti Aircraft guns (AA).”
He narrated how he managed to escape saying, “I was at the checkpoint when the terrorists came. We tried our best but they had advantage over us. They had AA and we had Ak-47 rifles that are not fully loaded. When we realized that they have taken over the place, some of us escaped to Maiduguri and other places but many could not make it.
“As I am talking to you, 16 bodies of our colleagues have been brought to Maiduguri, this is beside those that sustained injuries and many others that are missing in action.”
No word yet from the military on the attack.