It was reported that about 20 of the people who died were soldiers.
While describing the attacks, the military never mentioned that 20 of their people were killed instead they only revealed the troops killed 20 of these terrorists and seized their weapons.
The attacks also left many civilians injured with the UN Humanitarian office, police station, and vehicles in Monguno all burnt.
Acknowledging the attacks, a resident identified as Mallam Abubakar Liman revealed that 42 civilians were brutally killed and an unknown number of soldiers were also killed.
“At 15:13 hrs, information received indicated that during the attack in Monguno, one International Non-Governmental Organisation’s, Humanitarian Hub, with a total of 59 workers was targeted with one Rocket Propelled Grenade, RPG, fired on the main entrance gate but did not explode, while the main and exit gates were riddled with a bullet.
Three NGO vehicles, parked in front of the hub were burnt down. Threat letters written in Arabic and Hausa languages were dropped in the hub by the attackers.
In the letters, the insurgents warned the residents not to work with the military and those they described as Christian westerners in the areas. It took the swift intervention of airstrike forces to repel the attack,”
This was revealed by a source at the attack.
Also acknowledging the attack was the Army spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa who said;
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has congratulated officers and men of the Army Super Camp, Monguno, for their resilience and bravery in holding and dealing with the members of the BHT/ISWAP group that attacked Monguno town on 13 June 13, 2020.
The COAS is highly impressed by the high number of casualties inflicted on the insurgents and the number of BHT members and equipment captured or destroyed by the gallant troops with the support of the Air Task Force.
He urged them to remain firm and resolute in containing the threat finally. The COAS further charged the Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) to consistently engage in massive offensive patrols to all identified terrorists’ locations and enclaves.” within the theatre to ensure the terrorists are denied freedom of action and eliminated.
The COAS uses this opportunity to assure the troops and people of the North West especially Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states that he will soon be there to ensure that the madness of the bandits is put in proper check.
He is also impressed with the performance of the troops in the ongoing operations Accord and Hadarin Daji. He urges them to maintain the momentum.’’