…trail fleeing insurgents in Yobe
The Nigerian Troops have restricted movement along Damaturu-Damboa-Biu road following attacks by members of ISWAP/Boko Haram on a Kumuya military base in Yobe State.
The terrorists aided by local informants and sympathisers stormed Kumuya community, attacked ‘harmless’ villagers, the military base and destroyed heavy military equipments.
During the attack, the terrorists used heavy weapons in destroying military equipment and patrolled the community to prevent the reinforcement of soldiers. Yet, the troops that were already on ground still came out and engaged them. The insurgents were eventually overpowered by Nigerian troops mobilized to reinforce those initially at the base.