Troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno

Posted by Rabiu Sani | 3 May 2018 | 1,414 times

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The Police in Borno on Thursday said troops of the Nigerian Army had successfully repelled an attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at Auno village in Kaga Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Edet Okon, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, said this in a statement issued in Maiduguri.

Okon said that the gallant troops repelled the insurgents’ attack on a military base in the area on May 2.

He disclosed that the insurgents torched a vehicle, but that there were no casualties.

“Yesterday at about 6:45 p.m., suspected Boko Haram terrorists attempted to attack a military location at Auno village on Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway.

“They were promptly repelled by troops; apart from a Peugeot J5 vehicle which was burnt by the terrorists, no life was lost in the attack and normalcy has been restored to the village,” he said.

Okon added that military and police reinforcements had been deployed to enhance security in the area.

He quoted the Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, as calling on the people to go about their lawful activities without fear. (NAN)


Source: News Express

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