Attack on Babangida repelled, weapons recovered–Army

The Nigerian Army has confirmed repelling a terrorists attack on Babangida town in Yobe.

YERWA EXPRESS NEWS has earlier reported how the terrorists invaded the axis, causing many of the residents to flee the town.

The report also noted that troops on ground repelled the attack and restored normalcy in the town after hours of gun fight.

Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, spokesman of the Nigerian Army in a statement, also confirmed the report, saying that troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force of Operation Hadin Kai repelled the attack

He said the terrorists made an attempt to infiltrate the town, but were met with a counterattack from the troops, who forced them to retreat in disarray.

According to him, ‘the gallant troops captured one gun truck, one Dushka Anti Aircraft Gun, two AK 47 rifles and unprimed Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) from the fleeing terrorists. Further exploitation by the troops is still ongoing.

‘The dogged troops have been commended by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya for their vigilance and swiftness in countering the attack. He also encouraged them to remain focused and avoid any form of distraction from the terrorists, who are desperate to make face saving moves, having suffered enormous depletion in their ranks.

‘Law-abiding people of Yobe State and North East in general, are assured of the Chief of Army Staff’s determination to finally rout the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists from their hideouts. They are also encouraged to continue to avail troops with actionable information that would enhance speedy execution of ongoing Counter Terrorism Counter Insurgency operations in the region’, Nwachukwu stated.


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