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Nigeria: 10 killed as Boko Haram storms military base

Militants also set fire to civilian houses in northeastern state of Borno

Munira Abdelmenan Awel  | 15.01.2019
Nigeria: 10 killed as Boko Haram storms military base File Photo

By Adam Abu Bashal

ABUJA, Nigeria

At least 10 people were killed and several others injured when Boko Haram militants attacked a military base in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno on Monday, local media reported on Tuesday.

According to a report by Daily Trust, the militant group also set fire to civilian houses.

The attack was followed by a clash between the militant group and the military.

Nigeria has been battling Boko Haram insurgency since 2009 when the group turned violent following the death of its former leader Mohamed Yusuf in police custody.

More than 20,000 people have been killed, mostly civilians, while 2-3 million have been displaced from their homes across the Lake Chad region.

Currently, Boko Haram has allegedly split into two factions being led by Abubakar Shekau and Abu Musab al-Barnawi.

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