Boko Haram members have attacked a military convoy and carted away cash and equipment belonging to the military.
According to reports, soldiers of the Nigerian Army Super Camp 3 and
the 231 Battalion — both under Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole, were
moving supplies from Damaturu, Yobe State, to Biu, Borno State on Friday
September 6th when they drove into a Boko Haram pitfall around
Azare-Kamuya end of the highway.
A gunbattle between the soldiers and the sect members left one of the soldiers seriously injured.
A gun truck for the 231 Battalion was seized by the insurgents and
taken away. The sect members also made away with N15,492,000 in ration
cash allowance for soldiers on the frontlines. At N1,000 per day, the
amount can cover allowances of 20,000 troops for a week.
The Nigerian Army is yet to comment on the latest attack.