Nigerian security forces on Saturday repelled an attack by Boko Haram terrorists in Sajeri community of Maiduguri metropolis in Borno.
Backstory: The insurgents launched the attack targeting worshipers observing midnight Ramadan prayers (Tahajjud) in Sajeri ward in the outskirt of Maiduguri.
A community source said that the attack was foiled by a combat unit of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery squad (FSARS) and Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), who supported the security operatives on ground.
According to the source:
- “Residents of the area scampered for safety into the metropolis amidst sporadic gunshots during a gun battle which lasted for about an hour,” he said.
- “Efforts of the army police, and the civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF) deployed in the area prevented the insurgents’ incursion, noting that only one person was injured.”
SEMA’s Response: Bello Danbatta, the Head of Emergency Rescue at the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), who confirmed the attack to NAN, said one of the attackers was killed while a civilian was injured.