Troops foil Boko Haram attack in Yobe

By Idris Ibrahim

Nigerian troops have foiled an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to overrun a military base at Katarko in Gujba local government area of Yobe state.

The attack was successfully repelled by gallant troops of 120 Battalion deployed in “Operation Lafiya Dole”.

The army made this known in a statement signed by Brigadier-general Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations on Thursday in Abuja.

According to the statement, no casualties recorded after an intense exchange of fire power with the insurgents.

“Troops of 120 Battalion deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE  have successfully foiled an attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to attack one of their locations at Katarko ,  in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State following a tip off”

“The troops immediately swung into action and were able to pushed the terrorists backward following a superior fire power of the troops,” Mr. Chukwu said.

“However, some members of the terrorists group escaped into nearby bushes and efforts are on by troops to get the fleeing members of the  group,” he added.

The military said  the situation has been brought under control by the troops who are currently embarking on clearance patrol.

Adding that residents of he state and Katarko in particular are advised to go about their legitimate businesses and to report any suspicious activities or movement in their area to the law enforcement agents for prompt action.