Left Menu
Development News Edition

Islamists kill nine soldiers in northeast Nigeria -sources

Reuters | Abuja | Updated: 12-09-2019 04:47 IST | Created: 12-09-2019 04:45 IST
Islamists kill nine soldiers in northeast Nigeria -sources
Image Credit: Wikipedia

Islamist militants killed nine Nigerian soldiers in an attack on a military base in the northeast of the country, three soldiers and an official from a security agency said on Wednesday. A decade-long insurgency in the northeast, started by Islamist group Boko Haram in 2009, has claimed more than 30,000 lives. A breakaway faction that pledges allegiance to Islamic State has become the dominant group in the insurgency, carrying out attacks on military bases over the past year.

The soldiers and security officer, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity, said Islamist militants attacked troops on Tuesday at a military base in Gudumbali - a town in Borno, the state worst hit by the insurgency. They said nine soldiers were killed in the attack and 27 were missing.

"We repelled the attack," said Nigerian Army spokesman Sagir Musa. He said he was not aware of any soldiers being killed or having gone missing.

Also Read: Guatemala declares state of siege after suspected drug dealers kill 3 soldiers



5G will be the key driving force for COVID-19 recovery: Here's how?

... ...

Canada’s COVID-19 pitfalls highlight need for integrated health information system

In the globalized world of today where outbreaks can spread far and wide within a matter of days, a global-level integrated health information system is ideal but Canadas provincial barriers show that the country lags much behind in deployi...

Pandemic must be impetus, not obstacle, for clean water access

To make matters worse, there are suspicions that the inadequacy of wastewater treatment methods in California, the rest of the USA, and indeed around the world may help to propagate the disease even more widely. ...

3D printing and the future of manufacturing post COVID-19

The on-demand, customizable, and localized manufacturing of product components facilitated by 3D printing has the potential to redefine manufacturing but there are certain technical, mechanical, and legal limitations that, unless ...


Latest News

Reuters Health News Summary

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. Exclusive U.S. recruits scientists abroad for COVID-19 vaccine trials, pledges access to supplyThe Trump administrations coronavirus vaccine project is recruiting scientists in South Afr...

Reuters People News Summary

Following is a summary of current people news briefs.Billionaire Sumner Redstone, media mogul who headed Viacom, dead at 97Viacom and CBS Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone, the media mogul who took his fathers movie theater chain and built ...

TikTok deal must provide 'total security' and 'substantially' benefit US: Trump

Any deal to sell TikTok to an American company must provide total security and substantially benefit the United States, President Donald Trump has said as he emphasized on the September 15 deadline for the popular Chinese social networking ...

Duo chairs of Nepal ruling party to meet today to end deadlock

Prime Minister and chairman of the NCP KP Sharma Oli and co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal are set to hold another round of discussion at 11 am on Friday about the possible ways to end the stalemate in the Nepal Communist Party NCP. On Thursday a...

Give Feedback