The troops of the Nigeria Army chased out insurgents who tried to enter Michika, a commercial town in Adamawa state, after a fierce battle that raged for hours.

Some residents of Michika said that they started hearing gunfire and explosions on Michika-Lassa road as the insurgents, who approached the town, were confronted by the military.

A resident of Bazza, a village near Michika, John Jigalambu, said they could hear gunshots and most residents in the village had escaped to avoid the attackers.

Confirming the incident, the Adamawa state Commissioner of Information and Strategy Ahmad Sajoh, said the military was on top of the situation.

According to Sajoh, the insurgents, who entered through Kirchinga village in neigbouring Madagali local government area, were being chased out by the military which had deployed reinforcement.