Troops of the Nigerian military have repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Michika local government area of Adamawa State.
The insurgents had stormed Kopa and Wurogayadi in the outskirts of Shuwa at about 7:00 pm, resulting in a stampede and residents scamper for safety.
They attempted to enter Michika causing residents to flee towards Uba town while others took refuge in nearby mountains.
According to a community leader and one-time Chairman of Michika local government, Stephen Maduwa, military fighter jets were promptly drafted to the area and aircraft gunshots were heard by residents as the attackers were forced to retreat through Lassa, a community near the Sambisa Forest.
Confirming the security breach to Journalists, the Police Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State Command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje said the Police have deployed its personnel to the area and everything is under control.