Many feared dead as troops repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

The Nigerian soldiers on Tuesday repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Maiduguri, with scores of casualties recorded on the side of the bandits, an attack which came from the Kaleri, London Chiki axis.

Penpushing reports that, the thunderous shooting and lasted for hours, while residents of Gwange Layin Bori confirming the incident said a rocket-propelled warhead landed on their neighbourhood.

The rocket-propelled grenades also landed in Adam Kolo and Kaleri suburbs of Maiduguri but as at the time of filing this report, number of casualties were yet to be ascertain, but residents were seen rushing home as the dusk set in.

Penpushing further reports that, a military source that prefers anonymity confirmed the incident, adding that, “there was an attempted infiltration into Maiduguri by Boko Haram elements. The attack came from the Kaleri, London Chiki axis”.

“They fired about five mortar rounds indiscriminately which landed around Gwange and injured an unspecified number of people. However, troops of Sector 1 quickly mobilised and reinforced the location, forcing the criminals to withdraw.As I am talking to you now, our troops are in pursuit now.”

Details coming…

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