Three soldiers were killed when Boko Haram jihadists raided a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Saturday.
The attack happened at the Forward Operation Base in Ngwom village, some 14 kilometres (nearly nine miles) north of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.
“Boko Haram infiltrated our in Ngwom yesterday (Friday) at around 6:50 pm (1750 GMT) in which we lost three soldiers,” a military officer in Maiduguri told AFP.
A second military source said the Islamist militants left with two army vehicles and “demobilised” a mine-resistant armoured vehicle.
“The terrorists also burnt two houses and a car belonging to our members in the village,” added a civilian militia leader in Maiduguri.