Following the try by some Boko Haram parts to overrun Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Tuesday, the police anti-terrorists squad mentioned they’ve efficiently neutralised over 16 of them, whereas many others escaped with gunshot wounds.
The insurgents originally of the Ramadan fasting promised to not assault throughout the interval however did not preserve to their promise.
DAILY POST studies that insurgents on gun truck and bikes got here into Maiduguri via Jiddari Polo axis with the intention of overrunning the town as Muslims ready to interrupt their quick in addition to making final minutes preparation for the celebrations of sallah however meet their waterloo as a workforce of police anti-terrorists squad received some intelligence forward of their coming.
“It was a nasty day for the terrorists however we’re additionally scared to dying as we had been trapped in between flying bullets in our home. The terrorists have handed our home and we first thought they had been troopers however quickly we realised that it was the Boko Haram insurgents,” a resident of Maiduguri advised newsmen.
The anti-terrorists squad workforce led by CSP Mohammed Ibrahim mentioned they received the filers and waited for them to come back however the battle was fierce till reinforcement got here in a joint drive, which pushed the terrorists out of the town.
The police boss mentioned the terrorists got here with armored personnel carriers and commenced taking pictures sporadically to scare residents and create confusion within the metropolis however did not function on good technique as police operatives opened hearth on them from all instructions, leaving them to scamper for security.
“Instantly the terrorists sighted the police workforce, they tried to flee. Whereas pursuing them, the police armored personnel provider overran and killed a few of them on the spot.
“We counted at the least eight lifeless our bodies whereas many others had been scattered to items. As we communicate, their our bodies are at Jidari Polo. It was truly a nasty outing for the terrorists,” the Police boss added.
Troops, Boko Haram insurgents alternate bullets in Borno
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