It was reported that many Boko Haram militants dressed in military apparel and armed with sophisticated weapons got access to a military facility in Jilli, a village in Yobe State close to the border with Borno State in the fringes of Lake Chad.
Before the invasion, the base had around 750 troops manning it, adding that the facility was established to contain the movement of Boko Haram terrorists’ along the Chad Basin.
Jilli village is located 60km from Gaidam, the headquarters of Gaidam local Government of Yobe State.
A soldier who survived the attack reportedly said that the terrorists went to the military facility in fleet of military painted vehicles with camouflage colours.
“There was trench around the base, but they confidently approached the gate and we opened it thinking they were troops from Gubio. They started shooting and we engaged them before they overran us,” he said.
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