Troops of 120 battalion stationed in Goniri, Gujba local government area of Yobe State have reportedly inflicted heavy casualties on Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to infiltrate the town through the western axis of the town.
It was learnt that the assailants, who came in droves at about 7pm yesterday, met their waterloo at the outskirt of the village where officers and men of the battalion confronted them in a fierce battle.
It was also gathered that there was wild jubilation in the town by residents of Goniri over the success recorded by the troops.
The town suffers from poor telecommunication facilities, hence it was hard to reach out to the residents for more details on what had transpired during yesterday’s gun duel.
Following the attack the spokesperson of 27 Taskforce Brigade Buni Yadi, Major Alimi, said “The situation is cool and calm, Goniri is peaceful for now”.
The image maker did not give further details on the number of casualties from both sides.
Goniri, which is about 80 kilometers away from Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, was once under the occupation of the Boko Haram insurgents.
With Goniri’s attack, the insurgents have raided three communities in Yobe state in less than a week.