Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents carried out a brazen attack in the early hours of Saturday, attacking a military base in Marte, Borno State, in North-East Nigeria.
A source who confirmed the development to ALEDEH News said the troops on the base were dislodged.
The source disclosed that the situation was still grim on Saturday afternoon as the terrorists were still in the vicinity of the military base and the injured soldiers were yet to be recovered.
“The situation is grim. ISWAP is still on the military base and the wounded have not been recovered,” the source stated.
As of the time of filing this report, casualty figures could not be ascertained.
The attack comes few months after the government of Borno State relocated about 300 households to Marte, an agricultural town on the western coast of Lake Chad.
In October 2020, Governor Babagana Zulum inaugurated two committees to resettle Internally displaced Persons (IDPs) from Marte, Kirawa and Ngoshe to their ancestral homes.
Before residents were displaced, Marte was known as a major agricultural community and Nigeria’s main wheat-producing area.