Scores feared killed as Army, Air Force overpower terrorists in Askira, Borno

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News  reaching EJES ESSENCE NAIJA from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, stated the combined efforts of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force effectively drove away an attack on Askira Local Government Area with big casualty on the side of the insurgents following barrage by fighter jet.

Residents, who ran away to Uba, told Ejes Gist Naija  that the insurgents came in a convoy of 13-guntruck to assault the military base and neighborhood, however fulfilled strong resistance.

He stated they were consequently suppressed and wiped out when fighter jet got here.
A soldier, who who participated in the repelling of attack in Askira, told Our Correspondent on phone that, “they have finished them.”

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“We have finished the bastards. But I cannot tell you everything now. The air support is in pursuit of those who are on the run. Let’s talk again tomorrow,” he stated.

Residents who earlier spoke with Ejes Gist Naija stated, this is the tenth attack considering that the start of this year.

According to them, the insurgents  come for food products and kidnapping of young kids for recruitment into the sect militia group. But just recently, the majority of their target aside the normal one was to assault military areas in the location.

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“There is a river around Kuburshosho village that divide Askira side and Sambisa Forest, sometimes they use to come from that side to attack as there is no security operatives from that area,” among the citizens who pleaded not to be pointed out stated.

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