The Nigerian troops of 8 Task Force Division, Operation Lafiya Dole have thwarted a Wednesday attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Magumeri town of Borno State, North East Nigeria.
The Director of Army Public Relations ( DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday.
Usman said the terrorists who came with some vehicles at about 6.00pm attempted to set the town ablaze and kill the residents but the timely intervention of the troops prevented that mishap.
“The troops have neutralized quite a number of the attackers and those that escaped with gun shot wounds are being pursued,” he stated .
He also confirmed that the troops have recovered 3 vehicles and large quantity of arms and ammunition.