Suspected members of Boko Haram have attacked Katarko group in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state with heavy gunshots inflicting residents to flee to security, SaharaReporters has gathered.
The insurgents additionally injured a middle-aged girl and her sister.
SaharaReporters gathered that the gunmen invaded the village within the early hours of Thursday, however had been reportedly repelled by the troops of Sector 2 Operation Hadin Kai mobilised to the group.
Katarko which is eighteen kilometres south of Damaturu, the state capital, has been below assault over 15 occasions.
The group was final attacked on March 16, 2021, during which a main faculty and a healthcare centre had been burnt down by the insurgents.
Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State West Africa Province, have killed hundreds and displaced tens of millions in Northeastern Nigeria.
The Nigerian navy has repeatedly claimed that the insurgency had been largely defeated and steadily underplays any losses.
In the previous months, troopers have been focused by the insurgents, who wait in ambush for them.
Hundreds of troopers and officers have been reportedly killed since January 2021.
At least 33 troopers had been lately killed when two explosive-laden automobiles rammed right into a navy convoy in Wulgo.
The suicide bombers had been recognized as Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and Bana Jundullah. The group additionally claimed 4 navy automobiles had been destroyed.
In February, about 20 troopers had been additionally killed in Malari, Borno State by the insurgents.
SaharaReporters gathered that the troopers had been on patrol to clear some Boko Haram components within the space following a reputable intelligence after they had been ambushed by the group.