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Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Yobe

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Nigerian troops have repelled an attack by men of Boko Haram.

A source who confirmed the development to Daily Trust said the attackers went to attack the military base around 5:30pm, but soldiers gave them a very good fight.

The source said causality figure from both sides is still unknown but the military had destroyed and recovered some items from the insurgents. “But the terrorists have engaged our men for over two hours before being overpowered by our gallant soldiers,” he said.

The source said that after the attack was successfully repelled, 5 gun trucks of the Boko Haram were destroyed. “01 x VBL, 01 x GPMG, 01 x Browning Machine Gun and about 15 AK47 rifles were captured by the SF (military’s Special Forces),” he said.

A resident in the town, who doesn’t want to be named, said no civilian or their property was attacked by the Boko Haram insurgents. “They came in a fleet of gun trucks headed directly to the military base but the soldiers resisted the attack and forced them to flee,” he added.

The attack is one of the many launched against the Goniri military base by the insurgents, but were repelled consistently by the military.

 

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