The Nigerian troops have repelled a fresh deadly attack by some fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in Izige town of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Reports from the area indicated that the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists lunched the attack in the wee hours of Monday, killing three soldiers and two vigilante members.
But they were force to stage a retreat due to the superior fire power from the military.
An eyewitness, who happens to be a vigilante member, but sought anonymity, said the insurgents were forced to flee after losing many fighters in the encounter.
He said: “They engaged the military for hours, killing three soldiers and two vigilante members before they were finally overpowered and fled through the connecting bush.
“But they removed some corpses of their fighters.”
A fleeing resident of Madagali, Wadzi Amos, when interviewed in Yola, said the insurgents were well taken care of by the Nigerian Army and vigilantes, killing uncountable number of the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists.
He also appreciated the effort of the member representing Madagali Constituency in the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Emmanuel Tsandu, for encouraging the Army and vigilante by giving them all kinds of support to always fight the insurgents.