In the fight that ensued, one of the vigilantes sustained gunshot wound on his hand and was rushed to General Hospital, Uba, while the terrorists fled with gunshot wounds.
Nigerian troops were eventually dispatched to the area, with firm orders to deal with the terrorists. The statement, however, added that the troops are still exploiting the area.
Also, yesterday at about 4.35pm said Army statement, another gang of Boko Haram remnants attacked Boftari, which is about 15 kilometres from Chibok town.
On receipt of the information on the attack, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, the Federal Government counter-terrorism offensive stationed in Forward Operation Base Chibok, mobilized to the area.
The troops encountered the terrorists' ambush site a short distance to Kuburmbula village and quickly cleared the ambush to proceed to Boftari.
However, disclosed the statement, the terrorists had set some houses ablaze and fled before the troops' arrival. The soldiers put out the fire and have commenced a hunt for the terrorists. The Army also described as inaccurate claims in the media that lives were lost and that terrorists hoisted flags in some villages.
"It is imperative to state that contrary to rumours flying around some media reports, no life was lost.
"Additionally, there is no presence of the terrorists in any of the villages talk less of hoisting flags as alleged.
"The troops have continued to maintain a high level of vigilance," concluded the statement. PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Make Over =N=500,000 every 30days From Importation Business. Click HERE For Details