Army Foils Fresh Attack On Borno Community

The Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army has successfully repelled a Boko Haram attack on Rann Village in Borno State on Tuesday.

Spokesman of Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement yesterday in Maiduguri, said that troops successfully foiled an attempt on Gajiram community on Wednesday night, killing scores of terrorists.

According to him: “Troops deployed to the Forward Operational Base in Gajiram have fiercely countered a group of Boko Haram terrorists who made frantic attempt to infiltrate Gajiram community on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.“The terrorists wanted to take advantage of sunset to attack the town. They met with the prompt response of the vigilant troops who fiercely engaged them in combat, killing several of them and recovered dozens of weapons.

“During the encounter, troops recovered an AK 47 rifle, two AK 47 magazines, a Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube, three Rocket Propelled Grenade bombs, four Bomb Chargers and a Light Machine Gun Belt Links.”

He said that troops are currently on trail of some of the survivors, who fled the scene of encounter.

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