Boko Haram has on Monday this week killed 18 soldiers in the latest attack on the military base. Insider sources in the military confirmed the attack.
The army sources confirmed 18 were killed by the Boko Haram while disclosed eight are in the hospital with about 151 missing as a result of the raid carried out by the insurgents on the army Battalion in the North-eastern Nigerian village of Metele.
Besides killing the soldiers, the insurgents destroyed army equipment rendering the soldiers highly incapacitated.
The military on Wednesday confirmed the attack via its Twitter handle. Despite confirming the incident, the army denied any casualty from the incident.
Prior to the attack, at least 15 officers and 470 soldiers were in the military base.