No fewer than eight persons were killed in attacks by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.
The insurgents invaded Mandaragirau and Ghuma villages in the council on Saturday night, killed eight residents and wounded a number of persons.
Troops had thwarted an attack by ISWAP terrorists along Mandaragarau Road in the early hours of Saturday, TheCable reported, quoting military sources.
Nigerian troops, under Operation Desert Sanity, on a long range patrol in the general area were said to have intercepted communication of the terrorists on a mission to plant improvised-explosive devices (IEDs) on the routes and attack a military base.
Troops stormed the scene and tackled the insurgents.
Following the interception, nine insurgents on three motorcycles were said to have stormed Mandaragirau and Ghuma, accusing the locals of disclosing information of their plans to the military.
The insurgents also burnt some shops, looted foodstuff and livestock of the residents.
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