The Islamic State in West Africa Province, ISWAP, on Friday released a video of its fighters invading Tukur Yusufu Buratai Institute for War and Peace (TBI).
TBI is a research Institute of the Nigerian Army University, located in Buratai Village, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.
The former Chief of Army Staff and current Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Tukur Buratai, is from the affected town.
The terrorists in the video were seen shooting in different directions, with no resistance from troops.
The insurgents also pulled down flags on the campus and torched some military vehicles on the ground.
The management of Army University Biu in a statement confirmed that two civilians lost their lives but that normalcy had since returned.
The statement reads, “The terrorists who came in .their numbers were met by superior firepower forcing them to retreat in disarray. Unfortunately, 2 civilian staff of the Institute paid the supreme price.
“Management wishes to commend troops for their gallantry during the attack and to commiserate with families of the fallen staff.
“Finally, management wishes to assure the general public that the Institute remains 100% operational as Security has been beefed up in the general area.”
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