- The Nigerian military has recorded another victory against Boko Haram insurgents
- The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) disclosed how the attacks were carried out
- Nigerian security forces have been fighting insurgency in the northeastern part of the country for over 10 years
The Nigerian military has announced that it has inflicted heavy casualties on Boko Haram insurgents in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno state.
The spokesperson for the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Major General John Enenche made the disclosure in a statement obtained by Legit.ng.
He said the airstrike destroyed hideouts of the terrorists in Alagarno, including a compound housing some top Boko Haram leader.
Enenche stated that the compound which was concealed under thick vegetation was being used by the terrorists to coordinate attacks.
The spokesperson stated that the air attacks were executed on January 6, through multiple air strikes from Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and attack helicopters.
Meanwhile, a report by Premium Times indicates that suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Geidam, a town in Yobe state.
The news publication noted that the attack occurred on Tuesday evening, January 5, at about 6:30pm with the terrorists shooting.
The incident was said to have forced residents to panic and flee into the bush while others hid in their houses for safety.
Another report by Channels Television indicates that a toddler was hit by a stray bullet on Wednesday, January 6, when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Geidam town in Yobe state.
According to the report, the insurgents burned the residence of the former chairman of Geidam local government area, Mulima Mato during the attack, as well as some shops.
They were also said to have carted a large number of drugs at the General Hospital in Geidam.
Still on security, no fewer than 20 people travelling to Toto local government area of Nasarawa state have been abducted by gunmen.
According to the report, Malami Salihu, the former education secretary of Nasarawa local government area was also killed.
The gunmen carried out the act on Tuesday, January 5, along Mungi sharp Conner Buga Gwari, Gadabuke area of Toto local government area.
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