- An attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists has been repelled by the Nigerian military
- The incident took place on Thursday, January 2 in Michika local government area of Adamawa state
- Security personnel including the local vigilantes were quickly mobilised and they repelled the attack
Troops of the Nigerian military have repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Michika local government area of Adamawa state on Thursday, January 2.
Channels TV reports that the insurgents had stormed the outskirts of the city at about 7:00 pm, resulting in a stampede and residents scampering for safety.
The terrorists attempted to enter Michika causing residents to flee towards Uba town while others took refuge in nearby mountains.
According to a community leader, Stephen Maduwa, military fighter jets were promptly drafted to the area and aircraft gunshots were heard by residents as the attackers were forced to retreat through Lassa, a community near the Sambisa Forest.
He said security personnel including the local vigilantes were quickly mobilised and repelled the attack and secure the communities.
Confirming the security breach, Adamawa state police command spokesman, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, said the police have deployed its personnel to the area and everything is under control.
He, however, said the command is yet to receive any report of casualties from the DPO in Michika while appealing to the people to remain calm.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army, on Thursday, January 2, announced a major success in the fight against Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa’s Province terrorists in the northeastern part of the country.
The army said an offensive against the terrorists has resulted in many of them killed, some captured as well as the rescue of 165 women and children in Borno state.
Col Aminu Iliyasu, a spokesperson for the Nigerian Army operations, made the disclosure in a statement in Abuja adding that the feats were recorded in collaboration with troops of Multinational Joint Task Force.
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