- Many Boko Haram insurgents are killed after a fierce gun-fight with Nigerian soldiers in Jakana village, the Borno state
- The battle reportedly began when the terrorists stormed the village at night started shooting sporadically
- Soldiers fighting alongside the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) succeeded in repelling the attack after a two-hour gunfight
Many Boko Haram fighters have been killed by Nigerian soldiers after a fierce gun battle which occurred on Saturday night, January 4, in Jakana, a village 42km from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
The battle reportedly started at about 7.30 pm when the terrorists stormed the village at night and night started shooting sporadically, Premium Times reports.
However, troops fighting alongside the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) succeeded in repelling the attack after a two-hour battle.
“The exchange of fire lasted for about two hours but the military alongside our Civilian-JTF members, were able to repel the attack after killing many Boko Haram fighters,” said Bello Danbatta, a top official of the C-JTF.
The JTF commandeer disclosed that at least eight corpses of the Boko Haram fighters have been recovered, adding that the full account of what happened and the number of casualties that likely incurred in the attack would be made known later.
Jakana village is located along the Maiduguri-Kano highway. The village links the Borno state with Yobe.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken its fight against insurgency to Sambisa Forest and killed a lot of Boko Haram terrorists.
Air Commodore Ibukunle Daramola, the NAF's director of public relations and information, who revealed this on Saturday, January 4, said that the feat was carried out through the help of the force's Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole around Bula Bello, Guardian reports.
Daramaola said that NAF's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft spotted and bombed a gun truck belonging to the insurgents who were said to be preparing for an attack in the northeast.
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