- The Nigerian military is continuing with its ongoing robust and aggressive operations in the northeast
- The gallant troops of 28 Task Force Brigade showed courage as they repelled an attack by Boko Haram
- The soldiers killed 31 insurgents and destroyed gun trucks used by the fighters
The ongoing war against insurgency has recorded another groundbreaking boost as Nigerian troops repelled an attack by Boko Haram in Askira Uba town in Borno state.
Troops of 28 Task Force Brigade in Chibok local government inflicted heavy casualties against 31 insurgents on Wednesday, February 10, PR Nigeria reported.
According to the report, nine gun trucks out of the eleven used by the insurgents were also destroyed by troops.
A military intelligence officer speaking to the news publication noted that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft scrambled from Yola and Maiduguri fired at the Boko Haram gun trucks, while the ground troops pursued fleeing terrorists.
Nigerian Army denies terrorists killed 20 soldiers
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Army denied a media report that 20 soldiers in the northeast theatre of Operation Lafiya Dole were killed by Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists.
The report of soldiers was described as false, fake, and baseless aimed at discouraging the public and demoralising troops in its ongoing effort in the fight against insurgency.
The clarification was made by the Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Mohammad Yerima, in a statement on Thursday, February 11, in Abuja.
2,000 Borno residents flee to Yobe over Boko Haram attacks
In a related development, residents of four local governments in Borno fled to communities in neighbouring Yobe state.
The residents are taking refuge in Yobe due to the incessant attacks on their domain by Boko Haram insurgents.
Yobe police command has taken note of the mass movement of people into the state.
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