IS-backed Boko Haram faction raids army base in NE Nigeria

Islamist militants raided a military base in northeast Nigeria, killing a policeman and a local resident, witnesses said Thursday.
Fighters in 13 vehicles late Wednesday attacked the base outside Miringa village, 15 kilometres (nine miles) from the home of army chief Yusuf Tukur Buratai.
The jihadists, believed to be from the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), burnt the base along with an armoured vehicle and a primary school.
“They came around 6:30 pm (1730 GMT) in 13 vehicles and attacked the military location just outside the village,” Miringa resident Umar Sanda told AFP.
“The two sides fought for more than one hour while all the people in the village fled into the bush.”

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