This fight seems not ending anytime soon, yesterday attack on Giwa Barracks, left the sect with high causalities, and 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri and it’s environs, The deadly clash between Boko Haram terrorists and the military, which the Military successfully repelled Friday, must have prompted their regrouping and relunching a fresh attack as multiple explosions and gunshots have again rocked the general area of the barracks at about 8:15am on Saturday..
An eye witness close to Giwa Barracks who also reside in the area told our Correspondent that the ongoing multiple explosions and sporadic gunshots have forced many residents flee the area
The Defence headquarters yesterday explained that the series of bombings and explosions heard in Maiduguri metropolis leading to panic and pandemonium among residents arose when soldiers foiled an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to break into a military facility to free their detained members.
A statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade while giving an update on the situations said, “Pockets of terrorists apparently in a move to boost their depleted stock of fighters this morning attacked a military location in Maiduguri with a view to freeing their colleagues who are being held in detention.
“The attack has been successfully repelled with heavy human casualty on the terrorists. Some of the victims of the terrorists’ fire in their efforts to break into the detention facility, included those they came to rescuE.
“Many of the terrorists and their weapons have been captured. Four soldiers were wounded and are being treated. Hot pursuits by land and air operations are ongoing along with cordon and search of surrounding localities.
“No institution has been reported attacked, although the effect of firing from the encounter could be noticed in surrounding facilities in Maiduguri. It is believed that the terrorists’ attempt is in response to the intensity of attacks on their strongholds.
“These strongholds are the camps at Talala, Monguzum, Sambisa forests, Gwoza, Mandara mountains as well as the general area of Lake Chad.
“The camps have been destroyed and many insurgents killed”.