- Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly engaged troops in heavy gun battle in Gudunbari town, Borno state
- A security source says the terrorists captured the town after overpowering the troops around 5am on Saturday, September 8, 2018
- Air Force destroys Boko Haram facilities in Sambisa forest
A reported attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Gudunbari town of Guzamala local government area in Borno state has allegedly led to the deaths of several persons.
Daily Trust reports that the attack occurred on Saturday morning, September 8, when the insurgents recaptured invaded the town after hours of gun battle with Nigerian soldiers.
A security source who pleaded not to be named, said the terrorists captured the town after overpowering the troops around 5am on Saturday.
“As I speaking with you insurgents are moving freely at the headquarters of Guzamala LGA, they had reclaimed the town," the source said.
"The attacks started last night. They burnt the recent reconstructed houses. I believed many may have been killed.
”Hundreds of civilian are now in Gubio town, many are in bushes.
“We have reached out to the military authority and will update as soon as we get a response.
Troops of Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed at Gudumbali, Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State on Friday 17 September 2018 foiled an attempted attack by the Boko Haram terrorists on their location.
However, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, Army director public relations, who confirmed the attack on phone, said the troops had promptly repelled the attack and restored sanity in the area, contrary to report that the insurgents had taken over the town
He said troops of Sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole deployed at Gudumbali, Guzamala LGA also inflicted overwhelming casualty on the terrorists due to superior fire power while some of the terrorists fled to the fringes of Lake Chad.
Chukwu said the insurgents who came to extort, terrorize law abiding citizens as well as to attack the military base in the town met a serious resistance by the gallant troops.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force says the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has successfully destroyed some Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) facilities and equipment at Alafa Yagayaga in Sambisa forest.
According to the Air force, ATF has also destroyed a suspected BHT ammunition depot in Kusuma on the fringes of Lake Chad, Borno, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, September 8, in Abuja.
He said that the air strikes were in continuation of Operation Thunder Strike 2 which commenced on Monday, September 3.
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