Suspected members of Boko Haram terrorist group on Saturday attacked a village a few kilometers away from Askira Uba town.
An eyewitness told Daily Trust that the insurgents in a convoy carried assault rifles and gained access into the town ‘smoothly’ on Saturday evening.
According to the witness, the Boko Haram insurgents were said to have performed the Adhan (Muslim call to prayer) loudly in the village.
There were conflicting reports on casualty figures and whether or not the insurgents have fled.
Meanwhile, a captured Boko Haram fighter has revealed that an attack by the Nigerian military has crippled the leader of the insurgence, Abubakar Shekau.
Naija News reports that the leader of the faction of Boko Haram has not been seen on his feet lately as he has released video where he is seen sitting or in some cases, using audio to pass across his message.
Mohammed Adam, a teenage fighter, who is currently in the custody of troops of 195 battalion of the Nigerian army, says Shekau can no longer walk effectively.
In a video, Adam said Shekau got injured during an aerial bombardment on an insurgents’ camp in Tumbuktu, Sambisa forest and can no longer lead any operation physically.
The teenage fighter said he was abducted by Boko Haram at the age of 10 while working on the farm in Firgi, Gwoza local government area of Borno.