Nigerian troops on Saturday pushed back an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in the Mulai area on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in Northeast Nigeria.
Sources informed HumAngle that troops of 251 Task Force Battalion were deployed in the strong response area located in Mulai district.
It was not immediately clear number of the casualties suffered by the insurgents during the attack.
The attack occurred the same day Nigerian troops battled the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in Damasak, the headquarters of Mobbar Local Government Area.
The Boko Haram conflict has led to over 37,000 deaths, displaced over two million, and left about 8.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
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