Naija News understands that the terrorists were overpowered after a crossfire that lasted for at least two hours between the two groups. The terrorists were overpowered after the Nigerian Army demonstrated superior fire power over the terrorists.
The Nigerian troops destroyed 5 gun trucks of the terrorists.
“01 x VBL, 01 x GPMG, 01 x Browning Machine Gun and about 15 AK47 rifles were captured by the SF (military’s Special Forces)”, a military source revealed in a statement obtained by this online news platform.
In a similar vein, a resident in the town, who requested anonymity said no civilian or their property was attacked by the Boko Haram insurgents.
“They came in a fleet of gun trucks headed directly to the military base but the soldiers resisted the attack and forced them to flee”, he said.
Wednesday’s attack is one of the several attacks launched against the Goniri military base by the insurgents but were repelled consistently by the military.