Nigeria’s chief of Army Staff, Tukur Burutai escaped a Boko Haram attack, the Nigerian army reports.
The Nigerian service Chiefs have been given three month deadlines to put an end to the dreaded terrorist group.
To this end, the command center for fighting the insurgency has been moved to Borno state.
The chief of Army Staff was on a visit to the village of Dikwa to boost troop morale when his convoy was attacked and heavy fighting ensued.
The gunfight between soldiers and the insurgents claimed the lives of ten fighters and one soldier. Four soldiers reportedly sustained gunshot wounds.
The chief of Army Staff Escapes uninjured from the attacks.