The Defence Headquarters asserted today Friday that the terrorists who attacked the military base in Maiduguri were trying to free their colleagues who are being detained in the barracks.
A terse statement by the spokesperson for the Defense Headquarters, Major General Chris Olukolade, said that Nigerian soldiers were able to repel the attacks.
He said, "The attack has been successfully repelled with heavy human casualty on the terrorists. Some of the victims of the terrorists’ fire in their efforts to break into the detention facility, included those they came to rescue.
"Many of the terrorists and their weapons have been captured. Four soldiers were wounded and are being treated. Hot pursuits by land and air operations are ongoing along with cordon and search of surrounding localities."
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