Troops of the Nigerian Army deployed in the operation Lafiya Dole have successfully foiled an attack by Boko Haram fighters on Yobe state.
This was made known to Naija News by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations in a statement on Thursday.
He said the troop’s response followed a tip off on the attack.
The statement reads:
“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 , in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State following a tip off.”
“The troops immediately swung into action and were able to push the terrorists backward following a superior fire power of the troops.”
“However, 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.”
“Residents of Yobe State in general and Katarko in particular are advised 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.”