Military Troops Foil Attack on Dikwa, Borno state

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A response operation by troops of the Nigerian Army and Air Task Force have foiled plans of suspected ISWAP militants who stormed the Dikwa, Borno State town in a convoy of gun trucks.

The terrorists on Tuesday evening, received more than what they did not bargain for in the hands of the Nigerian military troops deployed at Dikwa town.

PRNigeria learnt that scores of armed terrorists, suspected to be ISWAP militants who recently defeated Shekau’s Boko Haram elements, stormed the Borno State town in a convoy of gun trucks.

Before they could execute their mission of attacking residents of the insurgency-ravaged Dikwa, according to a security source, a response operation by troops of the Nigerian Army and Air Task Force foiled their plan.

The number of casualties recorded by the Boko Haram elements could not be ascertained as at the time of filling in this report.

It adds that the terrorists were pounded severely and those who survived the troops’ onslaught fled, abandoning their mission.

PRNigeria/Lateefah Ibrahim

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