Scores of people may have been killed on Tuesday when Boko Haram militants attacked a military base in the remote Borno State village of Kamuya, a military source told SaharaReporters.
The militants stormed the area, which is about 10km to Buratai, the hometown of Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen TY Buratai, in Biu Local Government Area at about 10 a.m.
The source said many were killed in the two-hour duel, but the terrorists went away with their dead bodies.
"We lost some soldiers as well, some also wounded in the course of repelling the invaders, but we killed more than a dozen of them in a gun battle that lasted for two hours," the source said.
The source further told our correspondent that the road linking Biu town with Buratai has been closed temporarily as a result of the attack.
It was gathered that the terrorists had dislodged and burnt down the base before its renewed attack yesterday.