According to PREMIUM TIMES, credible sources says the Nigerian military are currently in a fierce gunbattle with fighters of ISWAP, a breakaway group of Boko Haram, in Monguno, Borno State.
The attack started at about noon was still ongoing at the time of filing this report.
Sources who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES said the insurgents invaded the town in their large number firing shots into the town which plays host to thousands of internally displaced persons.
Monguno is the country home of, Babagana Monguno, a major general and the current national security adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Monguno is about 93 km North-east of Gubio, the local government where 81 villagers were massacred in one of the deadliest attacks of Boko Haram on Tuesday.
An official of Civilian-JTF, Bunu Malam, who also confirmed the ongoing fight to PREMIUM TIMES, said “we have since received a signal from Monguno axis, but their telecommunications network there seemed to have gone down; so one could not reach people there.”
However, Daily Correspondents was able to confirm that the attack was successfully repelled.
We could not, however, confirm the number of casualty.
There are about 120,000 IDPs spread across 33,000 households presently in Monguno.