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Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on Michika, Adamawa State

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Senator Iroegbu

Nigerian troops have repelled a Boko Haram attack in Michika in Adamawa State, North East Nigeria, killing several terrorists.

This was confirmed in a statement on Tuesday by the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sagir Musa, saying the terrorists “met their Waterloo and suffered heavy casualties evening the 18th of March  2019 when they attempted to infiltrate” the Michika town.

Musa stated that at about 7.20 pm, gallant troops of 115 Task Force Battalion deployed at Lassa in Borno State received a distress call from vigilantes at Maikadiri village on movement of suspected Boko Haram terrorists along Road Maikadiri – Shuwari enroute Michika.

According to him, the troops immediately organized blocking positions and swooped on the terrorists which led to an exchange of fire. The terrorists attempted to escape, but were intercepted and suppressed with heavy volume of fire.

Consequently, he said, the troops with reinforcement from 143 Battalion Gulak engaged the terrorists on Two Front Coordinated Attacks. The BHTs were completely routed by the troops, neutralizing many of them, while others fled in disarray due to superior firepower. 

He stated: “As a result, they hastily evacuated most of their corpses under the cover of darkness. The entire area has been dominated by own troops and the situation is completely under control.

“Items captured from the terrorists include One Ford vehicle, two Toyota Starlet vehicles loaded with foodstuffs, one motorcycle and one tyre inflating machine.”

“Further exploitation is to be conducted this morning. Calm has since returned to the city and inhabitants of the town are hereby enjoined to report the presence of strange faces in their localities and go about their normal businesses.” 

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