Nigerian soldiers are reportedly battling to counterattack Boko Haram fighters in Mainok village, Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State which is about 58km from Maiduguri.
It was confirmed by a Borno State security official that Boko Haram fighters attacked the village by coming from the bush areas that link Mainok with Buniyadi village of Yobe State.
Mainok suffered its most devastating attack back in September 2014 in which the village was burned down by Boko Haram fighters. Most of the residents who survived the attack fled to Maiduguri, but are said to have returned to their homes earlier this year.
“Yes the attack is on as I speak with you now but our military troops are gallantly tackling them as we have heard so far,” said the source who would rather not mention his name for security reasons."
“The insurgents came through the Buniyadi axis that connects to Kaga local government ànd Sambisa forest,” the source added.