Nigerian troops on Sunday again foiled an attack by Boko Haram terrorists in Mainok community, Borno State.
The attack, PRNigeria gathered, was driven by the combination of ISWAP and Boko Haram terrorists.
It was also gathered by PRNigeria that the insurgents rode on a dozen gun trucks, and attempted to dislodge a military base, after invading the community in Borno State.
“They had attempted to overtake and dislodge a military base through Dogon Karfe in Mainok, but met stiff resistance from the dogged ground troops before the arrival of NAF Jets,” a military source said.
He added that some terrorists are currently trapped inside Mainok town for fear of airstrikes.
According to the source, the NAF jets which could not rain missiles on the insurgents, have been hovering in the air for hours to avoid collateral damage.
It was gathered that some ISWAP fighters, on sighting the military jets, fled to Minok primary school to escape airstrikes and burnt a police station out of anger.
However, those who escaped fled to their camp around the Lawan Mainari axis.
Meanwhile, PRNigeria gathered that with the ferocious activities of terrorists coming after attacks on Kumuya, Buni Gari and Geidam in Yobe, the Nigerian Air Force has deployed its Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms for ‘eye in the sky.’