Casualties recorded as Nigerian soldiers repel Boko Haram Mainok attack

Nigerian Army

The military command in Borno State has confirmed the attack on troops’ location in Mainok village on Wednesday night saying casualties were recorded on both sides.

PREMIUM TIMES broke the news of the attack while it was ongoing on Wednesday.

The spokesman of the Theatre Command and Control Centre, Onyema Nwachukwu, said the situation has been put under control after troops gallantly repelled the attackers.

Mr. Nwachukwu, a colonel, who responded to PREMIUM TIMES’ request on the incident could not give exact details on the damage caused by the attack. He promised to provide detail when such information ”is clearly made available.”

“Our troops had a fierce encounter with elements of the Boko Haram terrorists yesterday night at Mainok in Kaga LGA,” his text message read.

“There were casualty on both sides, and troops have been reinforced and we are in control of the area,” he added.

Meanwhile, PREMIUM TIMES gathered from relatives of some of the villagers in Mainok that the insurgents came to attack the military base in Mainok.

According to the source, the attackers reportedly told the villagers not to panic as they (villagers) were not their target but the military.

“I just called someone in Mainok and he said the attack was on the army base. They came from the direction of Maiduguri and passed through the town telling people not to panic or run away because they are not out to attack them but the army base. But for the obvious fear of unknown, the civilians fled to bushes. May Allah protect them,” the source who wished not to be named said.

A police officer in Mainok also informed PREMIUM TIMES via phone that an air force jet had to be deployed to assist the ground troops before the attack was effectively repelled. The police source also said he could not give details on the casualty.

“I know that many of the Boko Haram terrorists were killed and two of their vehicles were also destroyed but I dont have knowledge on the exact figure on casualties,”said the police officer, who also craved anonymity.


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  • jide

    USA funding bokoharam again now that they have a base in niger?? nigeria should be careful and avoid any usa intervation, usa is a known terrorist country.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      What exactly are you smoking ?

      • jide

        you must be living under a rock, you do know usa the terrorist state is in neighboring niger flying armed drone right?? trying to destabilize africa and nigeria right?

        • SteveOMarcus

          Bros, the igbo you smoke must be the original one.

          • jide

            what is your IQ? you have a computer you should look up usa drone in niger ( the country north of nigeria) dirty ignorant pigs like you are the reason people think africans are dumb, when the educated ones talk mumu pigs like you say he is smoking igbo without checking and looking for facts.

          • Pawa2

            So, the fact that USA has drones in Niger means USA is a terrorist country. I will be surprised if igbo is the only substance you use. Your system must be loaded with narcotics. You brain is fucked up, yo put it mildly.

          • Shahokaya

            Is Igbo a banned substance?

          • Pawa2

            Is it not? Get a bag of it and go and smoke some at your local police station.

          • Shahokaya

            Then is Igbo is bad, Chei.

          • Charles

            you must have skipped your drugs

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Igbo is a tribe while igbo is a banned substance.

          • jide

            white people are looking for a black monkey to lick their feet, your family should apply or just kill yourself, africa will be free when you die and usa worshipping stops in africa . i really prefer nigeria the way it is and not american created iraq, that can be achieved by your brutal death. kill yourself. at least it will better than usa drone killing civilians, as it has always done.

          • Pawa2

            Case closed. You can see what comes out of your shitty brain. One day someone will kill you to save mankind. There is no doubt you have reincarnated into the wrong specie. A supposed human being with the brain of an amoeba.

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Why dont you take your northern name to post comments. You are a mad norrthern Muslim.

          • jide

            i will slap your mother in the ass, she must be dumb for given birth to a dirty pig like you. africans have no brain, you are a good example of that.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            I will not jump into that gutter where you dwell

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  • Otile

    Is Buhari not going to train up suicde bombers to counter Boko Haram Muslims?