In a test of the resolve of Nigerian Troops to secure Maiduguri and its environ, Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters made attempt to infiltrate the Borno State capital.
The terrorists tried to break the security ring through Kaleri, London Sudan axis, firing about 5 mortar rounds indiscriminately. This caused explosions at Gwange, Layin Bori and Bulabulin area of Maiduguri city.
Sources confirm that an unspecified number of people were injured from the explosions and taken to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
A source added that in a display of alertness and bravery, Troops of Sector 1 of Operation LAFIYA Dole mobilised quickly and reinforced their locations, forcing the criminals to withdraw. The Troops are currently in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists, as calm has returned to the areas.