Abuja- A confrontation in the Benesheikh village in Borno State has left 12 member of the youth vigilante and five suspected Boko Haram terrorists dead.
Several youth sustained injuries during clashes that ensued from the insurgents invading the village, which is the headquarters of Baga local government, in the early hours of Sunday.
Modu Abuwar, who claimed to be the leader of the youth vigilante in Beneisheikh, said, “Even though we were outnumbered, we succeeded in killing five members of the sect and collected their pump action guns."
Confirming the report spokesman of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, said troops had been deployed in the area to quell terror.
"Some elements of 21 Brigade troop have been drafted to the area and further attacks have been repelled.
"Last (Sunday) night, troops were still combing the general area in search of fleeing terrorists," he said.
Garba Ngamdu, one of the Special Advisers to Governor Kashim Shettima, said the Kaga Local Government Council had settled the hospital bills of the injured youth.
The youth are recovering at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
- CAJ News