No fewer than fifteen Boko Haram fighters have been killed by the police crack team and civilian joint task force during an attack on Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
The insurgents attacked Jiddari Polo axis of Maiduguri city on Tuesday night forcing hundreds of people to flee the area, following sporadic shooting and bomb blasts.
The attack happened when Muslim faithful were about to break their fast.
Daily Correspondents reporter in Maiduguri had sighted a man in his late thirties fleeing the area with his Sallah chicken.
A member of the CJTF told our correspondent that 15 Boko Haram fighters lost their lives after a swift response from security operatives.
He said the insurgents came through Molai axis of the city, but met a swift resistance by the security forces led by the police crack team.
According to him, some vehicles belonging to the insurgents were also destroyed during the battle, while many of the insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds.