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Sunday, 29 July 2018

Army prevents another Boko Haram attack in Borno State


The Nigerian Army troops of 22 Brigade deployed in operation Lafiya Dole Sunday  successfully repelled yet another Boko Haram terrorists attack on Dikwa in Borno State.


The terrorists attempted to infiltrate into Dikwa through the Eastern flank of the town but  were intercepted by the troops on duty.


In a statement signed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu he added that some of the Boko Haram terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds when they came face to face with the superior fire power of the troops during the encounter.


He said that the troops have intensified efforts to get other fleeing members of terrorists group even as he added that no casualty was recorded by the  traoops during the encounter.


Meanwhile the Commander 22 Brigade Brigadier General John Ochai has assured the residents of their safety and advised every law abiding citizens to go about their businesses as the Nigerian Army is on top of the situation.


In another development the Nigerian Army troops intercepted a Nissan bus with 20 occupants along Nasarawa - Abuja road while conducting a routine check.


The occupants on interrogation, claimed they were hunters from Adamawa on transit to Abuja for a National Hunters Association programme scheduled to take place at the weekend.


He added that the troops recovered weapons including 17 locally made guns, 135 cartridges, two locally made pistols, one locally made knife, three cutlasses, one bow and 38 Arrows and assorted charms.


Brigadier General Chukwu added that preliminary investigation is ongoing and that the suspects would be handed over to the appropriate authority on completion of the investigation