Newsbreak | Oluwafemi Ashaolu | January 27, 2020
The death toll in Sunday’s attack on Sokolo Army camp in Mali has risen to 24.
Al-Qaeda affiliate, Nusrat al-Islam, a group active in the Maghreb and West Africa regions, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
It was reported that the militants took the servicemen by surprise.
The attackers stormed the base on motorbikes, then opened fire on the soldiers.
Videos released by pro-jihadist outlets, shows a cache of small arms, several pickup trucks and other equipment purportedly seized by the attackers.
The Malian military have confirmed the loss of equipment, but did not provide any detail on the scale of losses.