Many soldiers and civilians are feared dead after Boko Haram members struck New Marte community in Borno state yesterday April 7th.
According to Sahara Reporters, a security officer revealed that the armed sect members arrived the community in cars and sports utility vehicles, attacked a military base in the community, and killed many soldiers and civilian.
"They attacked as a heavy group, shooting at both civilians and soldiers. Then one of their Golf cars laden with explosives sped and hit one of our APC [anti-personnel carrier] tanks. The collision caused a big explosion that killed many people and seriously injured many more. Our soldiers killed a number of them. They were so many of them, so there was shooting from all angles. The multiple explosions led to the deaths of dozens of both civilians and soldiers nearby,” the source said.