The Special Forces and Air Task Force of the Nigerian Military have thwarted an attack by terrorists of the Islamic State of West Africa Province on security formations and civilian population at Buni Yadi town, Yobe State.
The troops, PRNigeria learnt, were deployed to repel some ISWAP fighters who stormed the major town on Tuesday evening.
The ISWAP insurgents invaded Buni Yadi around 5pm.
The terrorists “totally” raze a Police Station prior to the intervention of military troops, the sources disclosed.
PRNigeria gathered that the terrorists had initially stood their ground, refusing to leave the Yobe community, despite the massive deployment of the Special Forces troops.
According to a military intelligence source, the ISWAP fighters engaged the troops in what appeared to be a “serious” gun battle.
“They, however, succumbed and took to their heels when they saw a Nigerian Air Force Super Tucano jet hovering in the sky,” he said.