TheCable quoted a source as saying that the insurgents stormed the town at night and residents fled into the bush and nearby mountains to avoid the wrath of the insurgents.
It was learned that members of the terrorist group first struck at Shuwa village in Madaglai local government area of the state around 6:45 pm before the latest attack.
The report said when the police public relation officer (PPRO) in the state, Othman Abubakar, was contacted he was yet to get details of the attack.
Concise News had earlier reported that Nigerian troops on Monday evening prevented terrorists’ incursion into the border town of Kanama, Yunusari area of Yobe state, northeast Nigeria.
“The terrorists came in at about 5:30pm and started shooting sporadically and vigilant troops of the FOB engaged them,” it t was learned from army spokesman Lt. Njoka Irabor.
“Consequently, the terrorists were overwhelmed by the superior firepower of the gallant troops of 159 Battalion and the well-coordinated air support from the Air Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
“This resulted in inflicting casualty on the terrorists, while some of them retreated with gunshot wounds.
“The resilient troops have embarked on hot pursuit of the fleeing surviving attackers towards Niger Republic border.
“Further details of the casualties on the terrorists and recoveries would be provided on completion of the mop up and pursuit operations.”
According to Channels TV, a community leader said that sporadic gunshots were heard at about 7 pm on Monday around Kirchingha in Madagali area.
The terrorists were also said to be advancing towards Shuwa town in Michika LGA, causing the residents to flee for safety.
But it was learned that troops stopped the terrorists by pushing them back.