Nigerian Troops currently battling Islamist terrorist group-Boko Haram in the Northeast successfully repelled an onslaught launched by the insurgents in the Gwoza area of Borno State.
Military sources reports that the sect members suspected to have come from Sambisa Forest opened fire on troops at about 4am. However, in the resultant gun battle that lasted about three hours, many fighters were killed as Nigerian troops prevailed, forcing the rest into haste retreat.
Many arms and ammunition were recovered, as normalcy gradually returns to Gwoza, one of the territories recovered recently by the Nigerian Army.
The Nigerian army was given up till end of the year to rid the north east of Islamist insurgents by President Muhammadu Buhari, a mandate they have promised to meet.
By Olisemeka Obeche (with agency reports)