A top source revealed that five soldiers were killed in the attack.
“It was a bad night for our troops in Ajiri. The terrorists came in their hundreds.
“Scores lost their lives, five of our men paid the supreme sacrifice, at least 15 CJTF lost their lives and 12 others,” the security source revealed.
A member of CJTF, Bala Ibrahim, revealed, “they carted away 5 utility vehicles and food items; the residents passed the night in the bushes as dozens were wounded.
“The insurgents were seriously engaged in a gun battle that lasted for hours and finally dislodged the military base at Ajiri,” Bala said.
It was reported that Ajiri was attacked just three days ago where at least 10 people were killed and houses burnt down.
Ajiri is 20km from Dikwa on the Dikwa-Maiduguri road.