Troops repel attempted infiltration of Dikwa town by Boko Haram terrorists

By Chimezie Godfrey

The troops of Operation Lafiya Dole again proved their mettle by successfully repelling an attack on Dikwa town by Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and Islamic of West Africa Province.

This disclosed in a statement by the of Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima on Tuesday.

According to Yerima, the terrorists who stormed the town with gun trucks and motorcycles met with heavy and overwhelming / bombardments by troops of 81 Force Battalion,112 Force Battalion Ajiri and elements of 402 Special Forces Brigade with maximum air support by the Air Force Operation Lafiya Dole.

The spokesman disclosed that the terrorists suffered heavy casualty with their gun trucks and other equipment destroyed.

Yerima stated that the Chief of Staff, Maj Gen Ibrahim Attahiru commended the troops for their resilience and doggedness in the fight against insurgency.

According to him, Gen. Attahiru equally assured all well meaning members of the society in general and Borno in particular to disregards all forms of malicious reports on social media and urged them to about their normal daily activities.