An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the insurgents had attempted to attack a military formation, leading to a gun battle with men of 21 Armoured Brigade Bama under Operation Hadin Kai which lasted for two hours.
Channels Television reported that the terrorists based in Sambisa forest stormed their target from different directions with about six gun trucks, but withdrew in disarray with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries.
The source said;
“The terrorists withdrew in disarray with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries, leaving behind several weapons and ammunition including anti-aircraft gun barrel, AK 47 rifles.
“Unfortunately, we lost two gallant military personnel while pursuing the fleeing remnants of the terrorists after the encounter.”