Soldiers of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army have reclaimed Chibok town in Borno State, about 24 hours after Boko Haram terrorists invaded and took over the town.
This follows the deployment of troops, who moved in and retrieved the seized community after a fierce battle, sources said.
According to a source, “We saw large number of trucks filled with uniformed personnel moving towards Chibok; initially, we were scared but later realised they were soldiers as they did not harass us like the Boko Haram gunmen usually do”.
The source said they continued to hear sounds of gun shots and explosion echoing in from the direction of Chibok.
A top military source, who pleaded anonymity, also confirmed the development to LEADERSHIP Sunday.
“We have taken back Chibok town from the insurgents after some few hours of engagement with them. We have since sent them parking from the town; it is now safe for people to return to their homes”.
The security source declined going into details of how the operation went and the possible number of casualty possibly recorded.