– Troops of the Nigerian Army successfully repelled an attempted attack by the Boko Haram insurgents
– The troops engaged the insurgents when they were sighted along Babangida town in Yobe state
– The Nigerian Army recorded the victory with support from fighter jets
An attempt by the insurgents to attack along Gashua road in Damaturu, Yobe state was on Sunday, February 16, foiled by the Nigerian Army with support from fighter jets.
Channels TV reports that Lieutenant Chinonso Oteh, the acting assistant director, Army public relations, Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, confirmed the incident. He said the insurgents’ planned attacks was successfully repelled by the gallant troops.
Residents of the community speaking to the TV station disclosed the insurgents were sighted advancing to the state capital along Babangida town, Tarmuwa local government council around 5.00 pm.
However, people in the area have confirmed peace has been restored along Gashua road in Damaturu.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigerian soldiers of 25 Task Force Brigade deployed at Damboa in Borno State in conjunction with elements of the Civilian Joint Task Force killed scores of terrorists.
Items recovered by the troops include 10 motorcycles, 2 AK 47 rifles, 1 Buffalo gun truck, mechanical tools, one anti-aircraft gun, 3 machine guns, 141 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, one suicide vest, one Improvised Explosive Device (IED) box, and one pumping machine.
In a related development, Jiddari-Polo, a suburb near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state was attacked by Boko Haram insurgents. The terrorists attacked the area around 7.05 pm after the Muslim prayer, shooting sporadically as residents scampered for safety.
Troops of the Nigerian Army, local hunters and civilian JTF, were, however, sighted moving towards the sight of the attack as residents of the affected area fled their homes in panic.
Similarly, a suspected Boko Haram terrorist was arrested by Operation Safe Haven (OPSH). Maj. Gen Augustine Agundu, the commander of the multi-security task force disclosed that the suspect, Umar Musa Tello was arrested around Zawurna village of Bassa local government area of Plateau state.
He revealed this information on Tuesday, February 11, while parading 25 suspected criminals.
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