Boko Haram attacks Nigerian military base

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Nigerien special forces prepare to fight Boko Haram in Diffa (March 2015). (GALLO IMAGES/REUTERS)
YOLA, NIGERIA – DECEMBER 06: Local hunters known as Vigilantes armed with locally made guns are seen on a pick up truck in Yola city of Adamawa State in Nigeria before they move to border region between Nigeria and Cameroon to support Nigerian army fighting with Boko Haram militants on December 06, 2014. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Terror group Boko Haram has attacked a military base in Nigeria’s northeastern town of Kukawa, local media reported on Wednesday.

An unspecified number of civilians at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) may have been kidnapped during the attack late Tuesday at the Kukawa town of the northern state of Borno, the local broadcast station Channels Television reported.

The attack occurred barely a week after the first set of villagers who had been displaced for many years were returned home for resettlement.

Kukawa is a border town on the fringes of Lake Chad, which has been a military zone until the recent return of the IDPs.

Local community leaders said they had conducted a headcount in order to present an official report with the number of missing people after the attack.

Some 200 households consisting of an estimated 1,200 people were recently returned to the local council by the government.

Details of the attack remain incomplete, and the military is yet to give an official position on the attack.

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