Post Views: 319 The Nigerian Army, late Thursday night said its men successfully repelled Boko Haram terrorist invasion in the outskirt of Jidari Polo...
The Nigerian Army, late Thursday night said its men successfully repelled Boko Haram terrorist invasion in the outskirt of Jidari Polo area of Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital and hotbed of the insurgency in the country’s north east region.
A statement by Major General Rogers Nicholas, Theatre Commander of the Army’s Operation Lafia dole, said the troops “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 mobilized to the area and cleared the terrorists incursion.”
The troops thereafter continued to pursue the fleeing terrorists and dominated the area, “while patrolling the general area of Jidari.”
Gen Nicholas urged the public and particularly residents of the area who had earlier fled their homes when the attack began, to return.
They were “further encouraged to report any suspicious persons to security agencies currently patrolling the area.”
The fighting between the troops and insurgents, according to a report by SaharReporters, started at about 6pm on Thursday evening.