Troops over-run terrorists in fierce Monguno, Abbari encounter
Gallant Troops of Operation Hadin Kai on Friday killed six terrorists and repelled terrorist’s attack on Monguno and the military formation in Abbari Kasuwan Shani in recent encounters in Borno state
According to Vanguard , it was learnt that the troops successfully repelled the attack by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and eliminated scores of them in Monguno, in the North East of Borno state.
The terrorists had invaded the town in large numbers at about 8:30 pm with gun trucks, motorcycles and heavy weapons and began to shoot sporadically in the air.
However, troops and other security agencies mobilized and engaged the fighters in a gun battle which lasted till 11:30pm resulting to heavy casualties on them.
Sources said that troops had earlier repelled a similar attack on the town on Thursday night at about 2am when the terrorists attempted to attack a Military formation in Abbari Kasuwan Shani.
A Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama who confirmed the development, said the troops who were already alerted of the terrorists movement engaged them and killed six of them while others escaped with bullets wounds.