Army deals heavy blow on Boko Haram in Yobe (photos)

Army deals heavy blow on Boko Haram in Yobe (photos)

The Nigerian Army has successfully decimated Boko Haram terrorists that launched an attack on a military base in Yobe state.

In a tweet by the Nigerian Army on Monday, January 21, it was reported that the terrorists attacked the military base but met with stiff resistance from troops of the 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigerian Army Special Forces School in Muni Yadi.

A number of terrorists were killed although it was not indicated if any soldiers died in the attack.

Army deals heavy blow on Boko Haram in Yobe (photos)

Nigerian army repelled Boko Haram attack in Yobe. Credit: Twitter, Nigerian Army
Source: Twitter

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Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has assured Nigerians of its readiness to tackle any security threat during and after the coming general election in the country.

Army deals heavy blow on Boko Haram in Yobe (photos)

The Army continues its onslaught against Boko Haram. Credit: Twitter, Nigerian Army
Source: Twitter

The spokesperson for the police, Frank Mba, in an interview with Daily Sun, said the police have taken security measures to neutralise all possible threats to the peaceful conduct of the elections.

He urged Nigerians to go about their legitimate business without fear of being molested by any individual or groups.

The police gave the assurance in reaction to rumours of a plan by the Boko Haram group to attack Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), before the elections.

A message on social media warned Abuja residents to avoid crowded places like political gatherings, shopping malls, markets, hotels and schools, among others.

“Dear Abuja residents, information just procured revealed that Boko Haram have been promising to attack Abuja before 2019 elections. Boko Haram, now West African ISIS, released a new video promising to attack Abuja before 2019 elections; the new Boko Haram leader Al Barnawi said this in a new video released by the group," the message read in part.

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