Biu in Borno State was a theatre of war on Wednesday morning as members of the Boko Haram terrorist group marched on the town. They were however given battle by security forces and some courageous men of the Civilian JTF who rose up to the occasion.
Residents disclosed that dozens of the insurgents fell to the firepower of the military and they were forced into a retreat. The Anchor Online’s investigation revealed that the operation was boosted by aerial cover provided for the troops by Air Force jets.
While confirming the foiled attack on Biu, a message from the Defence Headquarters read ” Terrorist attack repelled by the Military in Biu, Borno State. Two Anti-Aircraft Guns have been captured from the Terrorists.
Troops in pursuit of fleeing terrorists as Mopping up operation is ongoing. Five (5) terrorists have so far been captured.”