Some troopers had been dislodged when the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), a faction of Boko Haram sect, invaded Gudumbali, Guzamala native authorities space of Borno state, on Friday.
Channels Television quoted a resident as saying the attackers looted meals objects and carted away gun vans belonging to the Nigerian military.
It is the third time in three months that the village will come underneath assault.
TheCable understands that a few of the troopers affected within the operation are at present taking refuge at a army location in Damasak, a close-by city.
“Our troops have been dislodged in Gudumbali, and even Kukawa,” one of many troopers within the theatre command informed TheCable on Sunday morning.
While the army mentioned it has intensified efforts to finish the assaults, Abubakar Elkanemi, shehu of Borno, just lately mentioned the individuals of the state are nonetheless underneath the insurgents’ siege.
“Nobody can dare move out of Maiduguri by 10 kilometres without being confronted, attacked by Boko Haram,” he had mentioned when President Muhammadu Buhari visited final month.
“Quite a number of farmers are being killed and kidnapped on a daily basis around Molai General Area, which is just 10 kilometres away from the metropolis, along Maiduguri -Damboa -Biu road.”
Sani Usman, spokesman of the Nigerian military, didn’t reply to TheCable’s inquiries on the newest assault.