Flags allegedly hoisted by Boko Haram in some parts of Borno
Flags have been reportedly hoisted by some suspected members of Boko Haram in parts of Marte local government in Borno State.
According to military sources, the insurgents attacked the local government within the week and neighbouring Dikwa local government on Friday February 19.
Report further revealed that the Boko Haram insurgents were however repelled in Dikwa by a combined effort of the air component and ground forces of Operation Lafiya Dole in a battle that lasted hours.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the many residents were dislodged by the attack as they fled into bushes to take refuge.
The insurgents also laid an ambush for the reinforcements deployed from the theatre command headquarters located in Maiduguri.
While the casualty figure for the attack is still unknown, it is however coming barely two months after the Borno state government resettled 500 households in New Marte.
Some soldiers injured from Marte have since been evacuated to Maiduguri where they are currently being treated.