By Kingsley Omonobi-Abuja.
Troops of Nigerian Army prosecuting the war on terror Tuesday repelled Boko Haram terrorists attack in two Borno villages resulting in a gun fight that left most of the terrorists escaping with gunshot wound.
Giving details of the confrontation, Army Spokesman, Col Sani Usman said, “On Monday, at about 5.00pm suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists, scavenging for food, attacked Kwang village and Vigilantes from Dagu (which is about 4 kilometres from Kwang), responded and repelled the terrorists attack.
“During the fire fight that ensued, one of the vigilantes sustained gunshot wound on his hand and was evacuated to General Hospital Uba while the terrorists fled with gunshot wounds.
“Troops were eventually dispatched to the area with clear orders to pursue and deal with the terrorists. They are still exploiting.
“Similarly, same day, at about 4.35pm some suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists attacked Boftari which is about 15 kilometres from Chibok town.
“On receipt of the information, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole stationed in Forward Operation Base Chibok, mobilized to the area.
“The troops encountered Boko Haram terrorists ambush site shortly before Kuburmbula village. They quickly cleared the ambush and proceeded to Boftari.
“Unfortunately, the terrorists had set some houses on fire and fled. The troops put out the fire and are currently on the hunt for the terrorists.
“It is imperative to state that contrary to rumours flying around some media reports, no life was lost.
“Additionally, there is no presence of the terrorists in any of the villages’ talk less of hoisting flags as alleged.
“The troops have continued to maintain high level of vigilance.”