The military on Friday massacred members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram when they stormed Giwa Barack to free their members allegedly detained in the Barack.
In a Statement, Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade explained that the terrorists invaded the Barack apparently to boost their depleted stock adding that the attack was successfully repelled leaving four soldiers injured and that the military has launched major assault in search of members of the fleeing sect.
“Pockets of terrorists apparently in a move to boost their depleted stock of fighters this morning attacked a military location in Maiduguri with a view to freeing their colleagues who are being held in detention.
The attack has been successfully repelled with heavy human casualty on the terrorists. Some of the victims of the terrorists’ fired in their efforts to break into the detention facility, included those they came to rescue. Many of the terrorists and their weapons have been captured.
Four soldiers were wounded and are being treated. Hot pursuits by land and air operations are ongoing along with cordon and search of surrounding localities.