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Troops Foil Boko Haram Attack On Borno Village


Soldiers, with help from the youth vigilante group, Civilian JTF, on Monday night succeeded in preventing an incursion into a village in Borno State by Boko Haram members.

The attempted attack, the army announced, took place around 8:00pm at Yauri village, near the state capital, Maiduguri.

“In the encounter, the troops killed 5 of the attackers and recovered 2 AK-47 rifles, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), one 60mm Mortar Tube, 1 Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle, 2 Dane Guns, 2 AK-47 rifle magazines, 2 FN rifle magazines, 131 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 31 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunitions, a 60mm Bomb,10 Bicycles and the sum of N31,275.00 from the terrorists,” a statement by army spokesperson, Sani Usman, a Colonel, read.

The army announced that calm has returned, with troops deployed in and around the village.