Kano — Islamist militants raided a military base in northeast Nigeria, killing a policeman and a local resident, witnesses said on Thursday. Fighters in 13 vehicles late on Wednesday attacked the base outside Miringa village, 15km from the home of army chief Yusuf Tukur Buratai. The jihadists, believed to be from the Islamic State-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), burnt the base along with an armoured vehicle and a primary school. “They came around 6.30pm in 13 vehicles and attacked the military location just outside the village,” Miringa resident Umar Sanda said. “The two sides fought for more than one hour while all the people in the village fled into the bush.” Fleeing residents later returned to their homes and “found the base, the lodging, an armoured personnel carrier and a section of a primary school burnt,” said another resident Abba Usman. Usman said the bodies of a policeman and a resident who lived near the base were recovered. “The soldiers were able...

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