Islamic State West Africa Province fighters on Saturday invaded the Mainahari community near Wakabiu in the Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.
A source that spoke on the development with The PUNCH disclosed that the terrorist threw bombs to the village around 3 pm today.
However, men of the Nigerian Army were on ground to repel the insurgents from causing havoc in the community.
The source said, “We were at the barrack when we began to hear sounds of bombs around 3 o’clock this afternoon. Then we heard that they were trying to enter Mainahari village near Wakabiu but the army was on alert and they immediately engaged the insurgents.
“There was no casualty on the side of the Nigerian Army but we are told the Army killed scores of the insurgents, seized a gun truck and many ammunition from the fleeing insurgents.”
This is coming after the terrorists released a video showing its fighters attacking the army institute of peace and war college Buratai barely five days ago.
The former Chief of Army Staff and current Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Tukur Buratai, is from the affected town.