At least 11 persons have died including 4 soldiers and several of houses destroyed when armed Boko haram terrorists attacked and chased military troops from their base at Molai community, outskirts of Maiduguri on Tuesday night, sources and residents said.
The incident which started at about 6:30pm and lasted for hours has forced many residents at the outskirts of Lawanti Kura, NNPC Depot and Molai axis to scamper into the main city for safety.
This latest attacks is coming barely four days when a group of insurgents invaded a military base in Magumeri which led to the killing of many soldiers including a captain.
According to a resident, Adamu Isa who lost his brother in the attack, “I was surprised to see soldiers running into the town from terrorists attacks, i have been hearing that when Boko Haram attack military formations, the soldiers abandoned their duty post and flee, until this attack in Molai when i saw with my eyes soldiers taking to their heels with their ak47 rifles hanged at their back”.
Our Correspondent who visited the scene on Wednesday morning gathered that the entire Molai market square was set ablaze including shops, grinding machines sites, while six people and unspecified number of animals/livestock were also killed.