At least 10 soldiers were killed when suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked a military base in New Marte, the Marta state administration area of Borno state.
SaharaReporters gathered that the troops of the ASC21 / 153 Task Force battalion stationed in the community were defeated by the rebels during the attack that took place on Monday night.
The gunmen also set fire to two battle tanks and a van belonging to the Nigerian army.
“We lost about 10 soldiers in the fight, the armed soldiers overcame them. It was an intense battle, the terrorists also suffered casualties, but they managed to defeat the soldiers, “said a military source.
The attack comes barely a month after some soldiers were killed in an ambush in the community.
Boko Haram and its offspring, the Islamic State of West Africa province, have killed thousands and displaced millions in northeastern Nigeria.
The Nigerian military has repeatedly claimed that the rebellion was largely defeated and often lubricates all losses.
In recent months, rebels have been targeted by soldiers, who have been waiting for an ambush on their tracks.
The uprising in Boko Haram caused over 40,000 deaths and displaced millions of people mostly in the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
A terrorist group wants an Islamic caliphate in northern Nigeria.