By Bukar Zanna, Damaturu
Members of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday evening attacked an Army brigade formation in Buni Yadi, Yobe State killing a captain and five other soldiers.
Spokesman of 27 Task Force Brigade, Lt. George Okupe in a text message said the attack was however successfully repelled by the troops.
Lt. Okupe said, “Buni Yadi came under attack at about 0615pm…but things are under control. Casualty figure of BHTs yet to be confirmed, on locales, none for now likewise own forces. However, details will be relayed to you soon”.
A source however said it was a surprise attack by the insurgents killing five soldiers including a captain.
The source also noted that the insurgents came from the eastern side of the brigade in large numbers and lunched superior fire power on the military formation before they were repelled.
The source added that the Captain, name withheld is a medical doctor who is just posted to Buni Yadi.
The casualty on the side of Boko Haram is yet to be disclosed but another military source disclosed that, the insurgents also suffered heavy casualty in the attack as many dead bodies were seen scattered in the bush, just as he maintained that troops are still in pursuit of some of the fleeing insurgents.
“Nobody had time to start counting the numbers of the bastards that were killed because we were busy pursuing the one that were running but I must tell you that many of them were killed and their dead bodies scattered in the bush”, the source informed.