Boko Haram attacks Mainok military checkpoint

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military base at Mainok town in Borno State.

Mainok is one of the red spots along Maiduguri/Damaturu highway, which links Borno state with other parts of Nigeria.

It is located about 68km to Maiduguri and 70km away from Damaturu, Yobe State capital.

The Press gathered because of the attack, the highway was closed for about four hours, causing heavy traffic from both sides of Maiduguri and Damaturu.

Many commuters were almost caught breaking their fast in the gridlock before the road was reopened.

Some of the drivers who passed through Mainok from Maiduguri told our correspondent parts of the military base and a police station in the town were burnt during the attack.

“We noticed that the some part of the military base was still burning because I could see some heavy smoke still coming from the camp. The police station was also burnt,” one of the drivers informed.

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