The Nigerian army said it’s 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 ,Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State following a tip off.
The Director Army Public Relations Brig. Gen Texas Chukwu said in a astatement on Thursday
He explained that the troops immediately swung into action and were able to pushed the terrorists backward following a superior fire power of the troops.
He has informed that some members of the terrorists group escaped into nearby bushes and efforts are on by troops to get the fleeing members of the group.
“Meanwhile, the situation has been brought under control by the troops who are currently embarking on clearance patrol.” He said
Chukwu urged residents of Yobe State in general and Katarko in particular 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.