Nigerian military troops on Thursday, September 25, 2014 repelled what would have been a major attack on Benesheik town in Borno by Boko Haram.
Security operatives engaged the terrorists in very fierce gun battle as they blocked the highway with the intent of killing unsuspecting passengers.
Military troops killed many Boko Haram members in the gun battle.
Residents say bodies of the terrorists were seen littered on the streets.
A civil servant, Mallam Hussaini Musa, who passed through Beneshiek along Maiduguri Damaturu road on Thursday said he saw five corpses dumped by the roadside which witnesses said are those of the Boko Haram insurgents.
“From what I leant, soldiers from the outskirt of Beneshiek and others from Auno intervened and averted what would have been a major onslaught,” he said.
In can be recalled that Beneshiek has been under Boko Haram attack. Many have been killed, dozens of houses razed, the Council secret and other public and private buildings have been destroyed.