Colonel Sagir Musa, acting Director, Army Public Relations
Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations

The Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military location at Kareto village in the Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State, killing the Commanding Officer of 158-Battalion, and an undisclosed number of soldiers.

The Acting Director, Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Colonel Sagir Musa, had yet to reply a text message sent to his phone on the incident.

There are fears that the terrorists are still within the local government area planning more attacks on troops and civilians.

The attack on the 158 Battalion and the killing of its commanding officer, came about one month after the terrorists planted an Improvised Explosive Device which killed the Commanding Officer of 154 Task Force Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Yusuf Aminu.

The officer and two soldiers were on May 13 killed along the Borgozo-Mauli Road in Borno State, an incident which was confirmed by the army days later.