About 41 members of extremist sect, Boko Haram were on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 killed after they had tried to overrun the largest town in Southern Borno State, Biu, which is 300 kilometers from the state capital, Maiduguri.
Seven insurgents sustained injuries and were captured by the soldiers. An Armoured Personnel Carrier was also recovered from the terrorists.
A residence of the town, Dauda Yusuf stated that “Sporadic shootings made many of us shiver this morning as the military engaged the members of Boko Haram in fierce battle. From all indications and given the severity of the fight, the insurgents perhaps wanted to add the town to the list of their captured territories.”
A unnamed senior military official who spoke in Maiduguri said the gallant soldiers withstood the attack as they expecting the insurgents.
He added that the number of casualties could not be ascertained as the soldiers were still combing the town.