Boko Haram fighters who invaded Buni-Gari, a town in Yobe state, were stunned when some hunters engaged them in a fierce battle on Sunday.
A resident of the town said though soldiers were not on ground when the attack was launched, the hunters succeeded in forcing the insurgents to beat a retreat after they struck just before dusk.
Another source told TheCable that though the insurgents have been sent out of the town, Buni-Gari has been deserted.
“Many have fled to nearby Buni-Yadi over the fear that Boko Haram members might regroup and launch a deadlier attack,” he said.
“Buni-Yadi is more secure than Buni-Gari. There are soldiers there.”
The latest attack comes amid a resurgence in Boko Haram activities of late. The insurgents have raided different communities and military bases in the north-east, killing people and destroying properties.