Biu - Suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram launched an attack on a military checkpoint near the Army Barracks in Biu Local Government Area of Borno state, Premium Times reports.
The insurgents were said to have arrived early Wednesday through the southern part of the town, and moved to take over the army barracks in Biu, the largest town in Southern Borno state.
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The casualty figure is yet unknown but residents said men of the Nigerian Army are presently engaging the insurgents in a fierce battle to prevent the taking over of the town by the insurgents.
An unspecified number of people were killed on Tuesday after suspected members of the Boko Haram group attacked Askira town in the same state.
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