Stories on the engagement between Nigerian troops and Boko Haram parts in Rann of KalaBalge Native Authorities Space of Borno State left a high Boko Haram commander useless.
The Boko Haram Commander named Abatcha was gunned down on Saturday throughout an encounter with troops of the Nigerian Military.
Rann, the headquarters of KalaBalge Native Authorities is about 350km from Maiduguri and bordered the Chad Republic.
Residents of KalaBalge additionally stated 5 troopers have been killed.
“We noticed the troopers carrying corpses of 5 fallen colleagues after the encounter on Saturday,” One of many leaders of the group utilizing Orange community knowledgeable newsmen in Maiduguri.
In accordance with him, most of the insurgents additionally died within the battle that lasted a number of hours.
“The militants withdrew after ”Abatcha’ a high commander was hit, ” He added.
Equally, the Nigerian Military misplaced a Commanding Officer and 7 troopers in a battle with the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP militants in Ajiri on Sunday.
Ajiri is a group in Mara Native Authorities Space of Borno State, which is about 52km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Locals stated the battle was fierce because the militants overran the army base and hoisted their flag.
In the meantime, unconfirmed report says that Boko Haram has introduced ceasefire for 10 days to allow Muslims full the Ramadan fasting and worship.
The insurgents have been preventing virtually each day because the starting of the Ramadan. Residents in Maiduguri, nonetheless, are skeptical about such promise. In accordance with them, Boko Haram has made related guarantees earlier than, solely to launch lethal assaults.
The insurgency in its eleventh 12 months has displaced over two million folks within the northeast area. Over 37,000 folks have been additionally stated to have been killed because the battle started in 2009.