Soldiers Killed As Troops Repel Terror Attack On Military Formation In Borno
According to reports, soldiers has been killed as troops repel terror attack on a military formation in Borno State.
Molai community is located 10 kilometres along Maiduguri-Damboa Road, leading to Sambisa Forest.
According to a military source, the terrorists launched the attack in several gun trucks.
However, troops of the Nigerian military alongside the air component of the operation Hadin Kai repelled the attacks, which were launched on Monday evening around 6pm, in an attempt to overrun the military formation.
They engaged troops in gun battle for an hour before air and land reinforcement repelled the attackers, who were forced to retreat.
“They killed two soldiers in the attack and one mobile policeman, but scores of them were killed by troops of the Nigerian military.
“Initially, the terrorists burnt two vehicles and seized a gun truck and an ambulance, but we pursued them and on realising they cannot escape with the vehicles, they set the remaining two ablaze and escaped into Sambisa.
“The terrorists seemed to have obtained information about troops’ movement into the general area.
“They must have been informed of our movement because some of our people have gone to Damboa for clearance operations”, the source said.