Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday night, reportedly attacked Michika town in Adamawa State.
According to TheCable, a soldier, who confirmed the attack, said he got a call around 6.00pm, that the terrorists were already in the town.
“Michika is under attack right now. Our men are on their way to repel,” the newspaper quoted the soldier as saying.
It also said a resident in the north-east, confirmed that his sister was trapped as a result of the attack.
However, the Nigerian army has not made any comment regarding the situation.
The terrorists have renewed attacks in the region, despite the position of the federal government that the sect has been “technically defeated”.
A faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the Islamic State, on Christmas eve, killed 11 Christian captives in Borno, saying the action was taken to avenge the deaths of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, IS’ late leader and Abul-Hasan Al-Muhajir, its spokesman, who were killed in Syria in late October.
Four abducted aid workers of the Action Against Hunger, an international non-government organisation, were killed by the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) earlier in December.
The insurgents said the aid workers were killed, following the breakdown of talks with the federal government.