Troops of the Nigerian Army have foiled an attack on Geidam, a town in Yobe State.
Boko Haram insurgents, who launched a massive attack on Geidam months ago, had attempted to infiltrate the town on Wednesday evening.
A resident of the affected community, Modu Ali, disclosed that the security operatives acted on a tip-off and overpowered the terrorists, forcing them to beat retreat.
Some residents of the affected community had returned to their homes to celebrate Sallah.
The state Governor, Mai Mala, while reacting to the incident commended the security operatives for exhibiting bravery.
In a statement by his media aide, Mamman Mohammed, Buni said, “It is heartwarming that, although the enemy withdrew, the soldiers gallantly pursued them and cleared an ambush mounted on their way.
“The government and people of Yobe state appreciate this act of bravery to secure the general area and allow the people of Geidam to continue celebrating the Sallah festivities peacefully.”
The governor called on the people to always volunteer useful and timely information to the security operatives to enhance proactive measures against such attacks.
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