By:Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
Suspected members of ISWAP group attempted to infiltrate Biu Local Government Area of Borno state and met their waterloo, as troops engaged, overpowering them in fierce gunfire.
if could be Recalled that dozens of insurgents who attempted the invasion of Biu through Damboa road axis were intercepted at Mainahari and Yamarkumi Junction, just 2km away to Biu town and were eliminated by troops on Saturday afternoon.
Sources said, a remnant of the insurgents who fled the encounter took courage and attempted to infiltrate the town again on Sunday afternoon before they were killed.
Residents of Biu town and some members of Civilian JTF who participated in the collective battle against the insurgents, but did not want their names mentioned, confirmed the latest Sunday failed terrorists’ invasion.
Reacting to the development, the Deputy Governor of Borno state who hails from Biu, Umar Usman Kadafur confirmed the incident. He solicited prayers from all and sundry for restoration of peace in the state.