Last week, the Nigerian Army stated that militants attempted to enter the town but were met with fierce resistance from troops from the 27 Task Force Brigade and Special Forces School, who were backed up by the Nigerian Air Force component.
On Tuesday, a military source told SaharaReporters that the terror organization invaded the village and took over the police station and barracks, which had just been refurbished by the state administration.
He claimed that the gunmen arrived in several groups and could not be tallied.
According to the source, some officers were injured, while others retreated into the woods.
The rebels reportedly “burned two operating vehicles and some buildings in the complex,” according to reports.
ISWAP has been consolidating its influence in areas around Lake Chad since the death of JAS commander Abubakar Shekau.
Wali Sani Shuwaram, 45, was recently appointed as the new Leader (Wali) of ISWAP in Lake Chad.
The sect’s membership has swollen with the defection of hundreds of Boko Haram fighters under Shekau.
The Nigerian Army has repeatedly claimed that insurgency had been largely defeated and frequently underplays any losses.
The terror group has caused over 50,000 deaths and displaced millions of individuals mainly in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States.