The Nigerian Army has reportedly suffered massive losses in its ongoing battle with the Boko Haram operatives in the north-eastern part of Nigeria.
According to reports, several soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected terrorists in Baga, a town under Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.
“Boko Haram Fighters in several vehicles again stormed Baga town and engaged Nigerian troops in intense fighting, killing several of them. The exact number of casualties is not yet known,” one of the sources said.
It would be recalled that Boko Haram operatives also purportedly attempted to kill the governor of Borno state, Governor Babagana Zulum in the town.
SaharaReporters gathered that Boko Haram had in January 2015 overran the MNJTF base and took control of Baga, killing hundreds of residents and forcing thousands to flee to Maiduguri.
The town was later retaken, but jihadists continue to attack the military and civilians in the area, which is an ISWAP stronghold.
The government claims to be winning the war against the insurgents, a claim which locals and analysts have disputed.