Boko Haram terrorists on Friday staged yet another attack on Konduga, near Maiduguri, Borno State, in their relentless attempt to take over the strategic town, but met stiff resistance from the Nigerian military, security sources have said.
Friday’s attack came barely 12 hours after the terrorists attacked the town and engaged soldiers in another bloody face off that claimed the lives of yet an unknown number of soldiers.
A top security official in Maiduguri who usually speaks off the record on matters like this confirmed the attack to PREMIUM TIMES.
The terrorists who stormed Konduga at about 8am in a dozen four-wheel drive pickup vans on Friday, were said to have suffered yet another defeat from soldiers who gunned down scores of them and forced others to flee.
“It was another major success today, because apart from killing the terrorists, the soldiers were able to retrieve a light armoured tanker that led the attackers into Konduga today,” said Abbas Gaza, an official of the Nigeria Vigilante Group in Borno state.
“They still wanted to attack and capture Konduga, that is why they are not giving up on the town,” said Mr. Gaza.
The actual figure of casualties on both sides could not be verified. A soldier in Maiduguri told journalists that “many of them (insurgents) were killed and I believe half of those that escaped sustained bullet injuries”.