14 Boko Haram Militants Killed, 2 Pick-Up Trucks Impounded After A Failed Attack On Military Base In Borno State

Fighters with the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) raise their riffles to celebrate news of a successful operation by their colleagues against the Nigerian army in the Niger Delta on September 17, 2008. MEND has declared a full-scale "oil war" against the Nigerian authorities in response to attacks by the Nigerian military launched against the militants. "Our target is to crumble the oil installations in order to force the government to a round table to solve the problem once and for all", said Boy Loaf, leader of the militants. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

At least 14 Boko Haram fighters killed after an attack with the aim of taking over a military base in Mainok in Borno State. The militants were met by the resistance from the troops in the outpost which led to the defeat of the ISIS-affiliated Boko Haram leading to the death of the 14 and the impounding of several trucks used to ferry the jihadist to the location of the attack.

According to eyewitness accounts, the militants came in trucks closing roads and chanting that they were after the military who have been inflicting numerous casualties on the Boko Haram in the recent months.

There has been an upsurge in attacks which is an indication that Boko Haram is feeling pressure and is fighting back to secure weapons, ammunition, food and supplies.

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