Boko Haram Army repels fresh attack, says terrorists are desperate for food

The military said the terrorists, led by two senior commanders, attempted the attack at about 10:00pm on Monday, but were all killed by soldiers.

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Troops have repelled an attempted attack on their location by Boko haram terrorists in Borno State, the army said on Tuesday, August 23.

It was gathered that terrorists targeted at personnel of the Nigerian Army stationed at Darul Jamel, on the fringes of the Sambisa forest.

The military said the terrorists, led by two senior commanders, attempted the attack at about 10:00pm on Monday, but were all killed by soldiers.

Weapons recovered from the insurgents include, one Light Machine Gun (LMG) with Registration number 56M-1101229, an AK-47 rifle magazine, Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bomb and a top cover of an AK-47 rifle.

Other items recovered were 395 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and 15 rounds of 5.5mm by 45 ammunition, army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman disclosed in a statement.

The troops of the same unit, had before the attack, cleared an ambush staged by suspected remnants of the terrorist group desperate for food near Banki Junction.

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According to the army, the attack and ambush may not be unconnected to the fact that the terrorists were desperately targeting over 890 rescued herdsmen with their 5,000 livestock, who were earlier held captives by the insurgents along the Nigerian borders with Cameroon.

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