A Graphic account of how members of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram attacked Bama in Borno State and killed about 55 people was given by the Nigerian Army Thursday.
The army spokesman gave details of the Boko Haram’s raid on government and security facilities in Bama.
According to Attahiru, at about 0510hrs on May 7, 2013, suspected BHTs (Boko Haram terrorists) dressed in military fatigue attacked 202 Battalion Barracks in Bama with rockets-propelled grenades, general purpose machine guns, bombs, 18-seater bus and six Hilux vehicles fitted with anti-aircraft guns.
The attack was aimed at overrunning the barracks and creating mayhem. It was, however, successfully repelled and the barracks was not in anyway breached. The Bama Police Station, Police Barracks, Local Government Secretariat, INEC office, Local Magistrate’s Court and a primary school were burnt by the BHTs.
About 105 inmates were equally set free from Bama Prisons. The items recovered include four vehicles, 14 weapons, 12 IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), assorted ammunition, several RPG tubes and bombs.
Those killed in action include 21 BHTs, six police officers, 14 prison officials, two soldiers and four civilians, including three children and a woman who were burnt to death by the insurgents.