Not less than eight persons have reportedly lost their lives following a rocket launcher fired by the dreaded and deadly Boko Haram group in Ngomari.
It was learnt that gallant Nigerian troops from the 7 Division resisted the attack as the insurgents had attempted to take over Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in the early hours of Saturday.
According to eyewitness, Usman Jani, the house located near EYN Church Ngomari was hit around 1:00 am when the battle was ongoing resulting in the death of eight occupants.
Another eyewitness, Mohammed Sanda, who is a civilian JTF, said they went out to support the military in repelling the insurgents, adding that the trenches dug around Maiduguri helped greatly in preventing the insurgents from advancing.
“There is no way they can come into the city except through the main roads as the military has dug trenches all around the city and are being manned by troops.
“When they came through Dala Kabamti, they were unable to pass because of the trenches; they started through RPG into the town. This morning we took some people to General Hospital”, he said.