The Nigerian Army says it has repelled a terrorist attack on two communities (Gubio and Magumeri) in Borno State.
According to a statement by the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 7 Division, Ado Isa (Colonel), the terrorists had targeted the army who were deployed to the areas to enable them gain access to shops in the market so that they could loot food and other items.
The attack was, however, repelled by the troops and the terrorists were forced to withdraw from the town following a fierce gun battle.
In the process, some buildings and property were destroyed, while a vigilante lost his life.
Some civilians in the area were also reported to have sustained various degrees of injuries.
The Force, however, says peace has been restored in the communities.
They, therefore, called on all well-meaning members of the public to collaborate with the military and other security agencies to curb crime.