The terrorists on six motorcycles attacked the village on Tuesday, a statement by a spokesman for the army, Colonel Sani Usman said.
After the attack, the local vigilante in Kaya mobilised immediately to the village and trailed the terrorists up to their suspected hideout located somewhere south of Sabon Garin Bale.
The vigilante members engaged the terrorists in a gun battle, before they escaped into a nearby bush. The vigilantes, however, destroyed the terrorists’ camp and took down all hoisted Boko Haram terrorists’ flags.
They also recovered three Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle magazines, two AK-45 rifle magazines and 24 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition.
Colonel Usman said that the vigilantes also rescued an 11 year old girl who stated that she was abducted by the terrorists from Batha village.
“Sadly however, the vigilante could not trace the terrorists or the abducted women.
“Effort is ongoing to trace and rescue them,” he said.
Hard And Unbearable
In a related development, a team of local vigilante in Damboa, also in Borno State, led by Sarkin Yaki Ali Gwoza, intercepted some persons along Njaba road, south of Damboa town while on patrol.
During preliminary interrogation, they confessed that they were Boko Haram terrorist group members and that were compelled to join the insurgency against their will. They said that they were on their way to Damboa to surrender to the military.
They attributed their decision to give up their nefarious activities to continued military onslaught and that life had become hard and unbearable for the terrorists generally.
According to Colonel Usman, further screening confirmed 17 of them as hardened Boko Haram terrorists trying to escape and infiltrate the society.
Also, a combined patrol team of 7 Division Garrison, 101 Special Forces Battalion and 3 Civilian JTF, while on clearance patrol on Tuesday morning, intercepted a Golf car with registration number BX 508 RBC, suspected to be carrying suppliers of logistics to Boko Haram terrorists along Kayamla general area.
Some of the items being conveyed were spare parts and Improvised Explosives Devices making materials.
The suspected suppliers abandoned the vehicle and fled into the bush on sighting the patrol team.
The vehicle and its contents have been confiscated and taken to an unidentified military location.