Again, Army foils Boko Haram attempt to take over Buratai’s town

By Sadiq Abubakar

The troops of the Nigerian Army have foiled another attempted move by Boko Haram insurgency to invade Buratai town of Biu local government area of Borno state, the home town of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Col Yusuf Buratai, resulting into the killing of scores of the insurgents.
A local vigilante Abdullahi Danbanaga, who spoke with our correspondent on phone from Miringa town, said the insurgents who attempted to attack Buratai, suffered heavy casualties, as they were intercepted and repelled by the troops.
He said: “The Army has done a great job, as they incepted, the insurgents on their way into the town, near Buratai Primary School, where they seriously dealt with them, as scores of the insurgents were killed, many others sustained”.

Danabaga further stated that the insurgents, who came at about 5:15 am yesterday, were resisted by the military in a fierce battle where they pursued them to Kamuya village.
A security source in Biu, who does not want his name in print confirmed the attack saying that “our men serious dealt with the insurgents, as scores of them were killed, because we pursued them up to Kamuaya but only 2 of our soldiers sustained injury and have since move to Biu General hospital for treatment”
A resident of the area who fled to Miringa town, told our correspondent on phone said at exactly 5:12am they started hearing the sound of gunshot and when they realised that it was attack by Boko Haram, they fled into the bush to Miringa town for safety.