Men of the dreaded Nigerian Islamist, Boko Haram attacked and overran an army outpost, stealing weapons before fleeing in Borno State Aljazeera reported.
The report by Aljazeera was published on the 27th of April 2019, stating that its military sources confirming the attack stated that the attack happened late on Friday.
The fighters, according to Aljazeera, drove more than a dozen pick-up trucks with heavy machine guns welded onto the back, were accompanied by three armoured personnel carriers stolen from security forces.
Flanked by a fleet of fighters firing from motorcycles, they burst out from the bush and sped straight towards the base.
“There was a serious gunfight,” said one military officer, who asked not to be named.
“The troops put up a good fight, but they were outgunned and overwhelmed … Unfortunately, the base fell to the ISWAP terrorists, who took away weapons and fled
.”The base at Mararrabar Kimba lies 135km from the state capital Maiduguri.