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 +In a report by Premium Times, the suspected Boko Haram gunmen launched an attack on the military base killing military personnel and civilians on Tuesday night, October 24, 2017.
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 +The attack, according to the report, took place at a village called Sasawa in Damaturu Local Government Area.
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 +The attack was confirmed by an army spokesperson,​ Kayode Ogunsanya, and also by the state'​s Commissioner of Police, Abdulmaliki Sumonu.
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 +While the army spokesperson is yet to confirm details on the actual casualty, the police commissioner also said security operatives are working on the details of the attack.
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 +"Yes, there was an attack and we repelled it, there was casualty on both sides."​ Colonel Ogunsanya, the spokesman of 3-Division Jos, said.
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 +ALSO READ: Boko Haram leader'​s wife killed in NAF air strike
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 +In his words, the Police [[https://​www.gov.uk/​government/​world/​nigeria|commissioner]] had said: "The attack happened on Tuesday night; we are still working on the details."​
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 +It was further reported that soldiers and a [[http://​Www.Ecowas.int/​member-states/​nigeria/​|civilian]] was among those killed when the insurgents attacked on Tuesday.
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 +"I can authoritatively confirm to you that there was an attack in the early hours of yesterday at Sasawa and eight military personnel, including an officer as well as a civilian, were killed during the raid," a military source reportedly said.
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 +The source was further quoted as saying the attackers who came with seven [[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​category/​entertainment/​stella-dimoko-korkus/​|gun trucks]] "​overran the military base having taken the soldiers off guard."​
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 +The Commissioner of Police in the state, Abdulmaliki Sumonu, earlier confirmed to journalists that the village was [[https://​www.chevron.com/​worldwide/​nigeria|attacked]] on Tuesday night.
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 +Sasawa is an agrarian community some located 36 km north of Damaturu, the state capital.[[http://​topics.bloomberg.com/​nigeria/​|bloomberg.com]][[http://​www.yohaig.ng/​recommends/​sports-betting/​nairabet/​|yohaig.ng]]</​a>​ The village was once under the captivity of Boko Haram before it was liberated by soldiers.