No fewer than 70 members of the deadly insurgents, Boko Haram were said to have been killed by Nigerian soldiers as they repelled the insurgents attack on Bama, Borno State.
Even though military authorities confirmed the attack, they however declined to disclose the casualty figures.
The insurgents had attempted to attack Bama, about 40 miles away from the capital, Maiduguri in the early hours of Monday but faced fierce resistance and were eventually overpowered by the troops.
The Defence Headquarters on its Twitter handle confirmed the troops repelled the attack by Boko Haram, assuring that the terrorists would be defeated.
The Tweet reads, “Bama attack is being repelled. We cannot state casualty situation/figures now. Everything necessary will be done to contain the terrorists”.
Meanwhile, Nigerian Army has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Maiduguri, Borno State, following the attack by the insurgents.
The 7th Divisional headquarters of the Nigerian army said the curfew is indefinite until law and order are maintained in the capital.