Police have eliminated at least eight Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to attack residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the terrorists infiltrated the city on a guntruck and several motorcycles on Tuesday while Muslims faithful were preparing to break their Ramadan fast.
An intelligence source confided in PRNigeria that the terrorists were in the process of setting àblaze a house at Jiddari Polo when the policemen led by CSP Mohammed Ibrahim suddenly appeared in the area with armoured personnel carrier, APC.
“Immediately the terrorists sighted the police team, they attempted to escape. While pursuing them, the police armored personnel carrier overran and killed some of them on the spot.
“We counted at least eight dead bodies while many others were scattered to pieces. As we speak their bodies are laying down in Jidari Polo. It was actually a bad outing for the terrorists.
“Items recovered from the terrorists include anti aircraft guns, several AK 47 rifles and one guntruck,” said the source.
A reinforcement team comprising of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian police and the Civilian Joint Task Force were later deployed to chase other fleeing terrorists.