Home / Top Story / Locals stop Boko Haram from taking Nigerian town

Locals stop Boko Haram from taking Nigerian town

RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS-/AFP/Getty Images

Boko Haram extremists destroyed a Nigerian military base, but couldn’t get by locals who protected their town until troopers arrived.

YOLA, Nigeria — Boko Haram destroyed a Nigerian military base as soldiers fled and only self-defense fighters prevented the insurgents from retaking a northeastern town, residents said Monday.

The civilian fighters held Gulak town after soldiers ran away Sunday night until the military sent reinforcements who fought off the extremists, said former council chairman James Ularamu.

Sunday night’s attack came as a military intelligence officer confirmed 107 soldiers remain missing after a Nov. 19 battle.

This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.

Nation / World – NY Daily News

The Fat Diminisher

About

This Website is for Sale. Interested? Click here
+ +
Read previous post:
NY high school student's art show benefits Parkinson's research

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Math, chemistry, English and royal etiquette are on high schooler Sydney Goldstein’s to-do list. Music_Arts Rss

Close