Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
Members of the outlawed Boko Haram who laid siege to the Buratai, Borno State residence of the former commander, Niger-Delta Special Task Force, Tukur Buratai, a major general, met their waterloo on Sunday as over 20 of them were killed.
They were repelled by soldiers guarding the residence in collaboration with their colleagues from Biu Military barrack and some members of vigilante group.
Residents said the insurgents numbering about 50 also attacked the Buratai central primary school in Biu local government area of the state, which they completely burnt down.
The terrorists also burnt all mobile network masts in the town, thereby disrupting telephone communication services.
Many residents have fled Buratai, a remote town about 200 kilometers from Maiduguri, the state capital, to flee to Biu and other surrounding towns.
Garga added that three soldiers were injured in the crossfire.