- The Nigerian military is continuing with its ongoing robust/aggressive operations in the northeast
- In the face of an attack, the gallant troops of Sector 3 and Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE in Borno state showed courage
- The soldiers repelled an attack by Boko Haram/ISWAP elements, killed 20 of them and destroyed gun trucks used by the insurgents
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The ongoing war against insurgency has recorded another groundbreaking boost as Nigerian troops repelled an attack by Boko Haram/ISWAP elements in Borno state.
The troops of Sector 3 and Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE inflicted heavy casualties against the insurgents as they attempted to breach Munguno Town on Saturday, June 13.
The coordinator Defence Media Operations (DM)), Major General John Enenche, in a statement on Sunday, June 14, disclosed that the soldiers neutralized 20 terrorists while 4 of their gun trucks were destroyed.
According to the statement, the gallant troops who had yet another fierce encounter with some Boko Haram/ISWAP marauders also captured some of the terrorists and their equipment.
The Armed Forces hailed the ground troops and the Air Task Force for the professionalism they exhibited during the operation.
Meanwhile, another village in Borno state was under attack from Boko haram insurgents. According to Sahara Reporters, the terrorists attacked Goni Sulemanti which is under Nganzai local government area in the northeast state.
The reports quoted residents as saying security agencies have been notified of the incident but the terrorist were having a free hand at that moment.
Similarly, the defence headquarters (DHQ) has disclosed that the killing of 81 people in Borno recently was a revenge attack by insurgents on the people for revealing their locations to the Nigerian military.
The defence spokesman told Channels TV on Friday, June 12, that another killing of 40 people in Katsina was also carried out by bandits because residents in the area had informed the military about the location of the attackers.
He said the fight against insecurity in the north was facing challenges from lack of intelligence.
In other news, President Muhammadu Buhari blamed the recent killings in Borno and Katsina states on the current coronavirus lockdown across the country.
The Nigerian leader made this assertion during his national broadcast on Friday, June 12 on the occasion of Nigeria's 21st anniversary of a return to civilian rule.
The president, who expressed regret at the attacks, described the loss of several lives in the attacks as tragic. He also assured that the security agencies will bring the attackers to justice.
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