Yesterday’s attempt by the Boko Haram terrorist group to invade Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, was successfully repelled by the Nigerian Army.
The invasion started around 6pm on Thursday’s night as the insurgents exchanged gun shots and explosion with the troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
The commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East, Maj. Gen. Rogers Nicholas, in his statement regarding the attack in Maiduguri, says that the terrorists were successfully repelled and are currently being pursued by the troops.
Read the statement issued by Maj. Gen. Nicholas below;
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have in the late hours of today, Thursday 26 April 2018 successfully repelled Boko Haram Terrorist incursion in the outskirt of Jidari Polo area of Maiduguri.
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE with the support of the Air Task Force, Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and other security agencies including the Civilian Joint Task Force quickly mobilised to the area and cleared the terrorists incursion.
The troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE are currently in pursuit of the Boko Haram Terrorists and have dominated the area while also patrolling the general area of Jidari.
Therefore, the general public and residents of the area that have earlier flee are enjoined to return to their residence. They are further encourage to report any suspicious persons to security agencies currently patrolling the area.
Major General ROGERS NICHOLAS Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE