Troops Foil Boko Haram Attack In Borno

Troops Foil Boko Haram Attack In Borno

By HASSAN JIRGI, Maiduguri

Troops of Sector III of the Operation Hadin Kai and the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have foiled heavy attempt by suspected members of insurgents to attack Monguno in Borno State, killing two terrorists in the process.

The spokesperson of the sector, Captain Babatunde Zubairu, who confirmed this to journalists in maiduguri the Borno state capital, said the joint Task force (MNJTF) recovered some weapons and logistics from the attacker.

Source also confirmed that following credible intelligence reports on the activities of terrorists, troops in conjunction with the Hybrid Forces swiftly and professionally responded to an infiltration attempt by terrorists on the Bakassi Response Area in Monguno town.

Added that two of the terrorists were neutralised while some fled with severe gunshot wounds, “One AK 47 rifle with two-loaded magazines were recovered along with several items which include mobile phones and five newly acquired motorcycles,”

According to him, five people were picked up by the army around the area during the operation and have been united with their families after investigation revealed that they had no connection with the terrorists.

“In compliance and adherence to the International Humanitarian Law as well as international best practices on armed conflicts, the troops profiled the suspects and there after handed them over in good health and sound minds to their respective families and authority.”

He said the Sector Commander, Maj. Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, commended the troops for their gallantry and professionalism in the fight against the insurgents.

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