Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have overrun a military base and looted a nearby town in northeast.

A Nigeria security sources and residents said today the latest such attack occurred in the restive north east region.

The raids came a day after 30 people were killed in a triple suicide bombing in the region that also bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram.

Boko Haram’s decade-long campaign of violence has killed 27,000 people and displaced about two million in Nigeria.

Residents said the insurgents drove into the town after sacking the base and looted shops, shooting into the air.

Soldiers were seen returning to the town from the bush today morning.

Residents who returned to the town Traffic on the main road through Gajiram was suspended as soldiers assessed the damage in the base.

The attacks appeared to be the work of a Boko Haram faction loyal to longtime leader Abubakar Shekau.