From Mustapha Isah Kwaru Maiduguri
The Nigerian Army on Thursday said troops have foiled an attack launched by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno village.
Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri.
“Troops of 145 Battalion deployed in Operation LAFIYA DOLE to conduct Counter terrorism and Counter insurgency operations in Borno State routed Boko Haram insurgents on rampage in Garshigar community of Mobar Local Government Area in Northern Borno”, the statement said.
According to the statement, the insurgents mounted on nine trucks attacked the community on Wednesday evening.
It added that the insurgents however met with fierce resistance and heavy superior power of the vigilant troops.
“Preliminary battle damage assessment reveals that the overwhelming superior power of the troops devastated the insurgents, inflicting human and equipment casualty on them and forcing the insurgents to withdraw in disarray”.
“The gallant troops have regrouped after the fierce encounter and are dominating the general area of Garshigar and its environ with fighting patrols”.
“The good people of Mobar Local Government are urged to remain calm and be assured of troops’ commitment and resilience to providing adequate security in the general area”, the statement added.