Troops foil Boko Haram attack in Borno town


The Nigerian Army says troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have again repelled an attack by Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Dikwa town, Borno State.

Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement released on Tuesday, noting that the insurgents suffered heavy casualties with their gun trucks and other equipment destroyed.

He explained that the terrorists’ groups stormed the town in gun trucks and motorcycles but met with heavy and overwhelming fire by troops of 81 Task Force Battalion,112 Task Force Battalion Ajiri, and elements of 402 Special Forces Brigade with “maximum air support” by the Air Task Force Operation Lafiya Dole.

According to the statement, the Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru commended the troops for their resilience and doggedness in the fight against insurgency.

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