5 soldiers, others killed in fresh Boko Haram attack
A community in Borno state have been razed in a recent attack by some Boko Haram terrorists
Eleven people including five soldiers were said to have died during the attack on a military base at Molai community
According to residents, entire Molai Market square were set ablaze including shops and grinding machines
About 11 people have reportedly been killed in a recent attack on a military base at Molai community, in the outskirts of Maiduguri by some members of Boko Haram terrorist group, Leadership reports.
It was gathered that the incident which took place on Tuesday, May 7, started at about 6.30 pm and lasted for hours.
Five soldiers of the Nigerian Military were also said to be included in the victims of the fatal attack by the terrorists.
Residents said that members of the community were seen scampering for saftey during the attack and set the entire Molai Market square were set ablaze including shops and grinding machines.
Also, while six people and unspecified number of livestock were burnt by the insurgents, hat the newly commissioned Power substation that supplies electricity to the entire Maiduguri metropolis, Jere local government area and other communities were torched by the insurgents leading to total blackout since Tuesday.
A resident, Adamu Isa, who lost his brother in the attack said: “I was surprised to see soldiers running into the town from terrorists’ attacks."
I have been hearing that when Boko Haram attacks military formations, the soldiers abandon their duty post and fled, it was until this attack in Molai when I saw with my eyes soldiers taking to their heels with their AK47 rifles hanged at their back that I know that it is true," Isa said.
Confirming the attack, a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Molai, Mohammed Abdul, said the terrorist stormed the community in convoy.