Troops of the Nigerian Army repelled an attack by Boko Haram terrorists in Rann, Borno State, killing 10 of the terrorists in the process.
According to a statement signed on Saturday by Army spokesperson, Brigadier General, Mohammed Yerima, the terrorists came in their numbers mounted on gun trucks and attempted to infiltrate the main entrance to the town.
He said the troops, however, “chased the retreating terrorists and ensured there was no further threat to the town and its residents.”
“The highly spirited troops were right on hand to counter the move and inflicted a humiliating defeat on the terrorists who abandoned their evil mission and took to their heels,” Yerima added.
Also, the troops successfully destroyed one of the gun trucks and recovered multiple weapons including one anti-aircraft gun, two machine guns, and eight AK-47 rifles.
Meanwhile, unknown armed men on Saturday razed Atta Divisional Police Headquarters in the Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State.
It was gathered that the armed men also razed the Atta Magistrate and High Court and vandalized the community’s health centre.
The incident has caused serious panic in the community, as youths in the affected community nearly lynched a correspondent of Punch.
His gadgets were sized, damaged and money extorted from him. It was reported that the armed men razed the building between 1 and 2 am.
Sources disclosed that the invaders shot repeatedly for close to an hour before setting the government facilities in the community on fire.
The crown prince of the community, Remigiius Azike, disclosed that the armed men attacked the community when the villagers had gone to bed.
A former president-general of the community, John Agbaso, who spoke on the development said residents of the community are in pain.
He said that it was just one week ago that the house of the president-general of the community, Chijioke Duruonyeokwu, was set ablaze by unknown people with his wife killed.
Agbaso called on the government to come to their rescue, the community leader said that insecurity was on the increase in the area.