Troops Engage Boko Haram In ‘Fierce Battle’ To Prevent Invasion Of Base In Borno

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Troops of the Nigerian Military engaged Boko Haram militants in a fierce gun battle in order to foil an attempt to invade a military base on the outskirts of Marte, in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.

The troops, which ambushed the terrorists before they could attack, destroyed 7 gun trucks and decimated several unconfirmed number of the terrorists.

The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General, Bernard Onyeuko said that the troops acted based on reliable information about the planned attack, and had positioned themselves in an ambush site where they “tactically withdrew to, and awaited the arrival of the terrorists before they opened fire which led to fierce battle that resulted in the successes recorded as indicated above”.

According to him,the troops are still engaged in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists for further exploitation.

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