Fighters of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have attacked an taken over a police station in Buni Yadi town, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.
The Nigerian Army had last week claimed that ISWAP terrorists attempted to gain access into the town but were repelled by troops of 27 Task Force Brigade, Special Forces School and the Nigerian Air Force.
But a military source have now revealed to Sahara Reporters that the insurgents attack the community, a police station and a newly renovated barracks.
The source said the gunmen came in different groups, adding that some policemen sustained injuries while others fled into the bush.
It was learnt that the insurgents also “burnt two operational vehicles and some buildings in the facility.”
This is coming after the Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd), disclosed that the Nigerian military has seriously curtailed the activities of Boko Haram and ISWAP in the North-East.
Magashi stated that the success recorded was in adherence to the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to the nation’s service chiefs during a recent meeting.
Naija News reports that the minister made this disclosure at the 2021 Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference in Abuja on Monday.
He said that the activities of the insurgents have been reduced to the barest minimum, adding that peace is gradually being restored to all the troubled areas in the country.
Magashi expressed confidence in the ability of the military to wipe out the terrorists, urging the troops to continue to step their game in the fight against insurgency.