The Nigerian troops have thwarted Boko Haram and ISWAP attempts to attack Buni-Yadi town, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, yesterday.
There was jubilation in the town as residents cheered and praised the Nigerian troops for routing the fighters.
It was gathered that ground troops engaged the fighters in a fierce encounter, while Nigerian Air Force jets bombard the fighters, who were approaching Buni-Yadi in a gun truck.
A local farmer in the area who preferred not to be named said they saw the Boko Haram fighters attempting to cross over a stream with their vehicles.
A security source also confirmed the success against the fighters, saying their gun truck was seized and many Boko Haram fighters were killed.
According to PRNigeria report, the Special Forces and Air Task Force of the Nigerian Military foiled attack at the School of Special Forces in Buni-Yadi, Yobe State.