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Nigerian Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack in Borno…

The Nigerian Army and Police on Thursday repelled an attack by Boko-Haram insurgents who attempted to invade Jakana town in Kaga local government area of Borno.

The insurgents armed with sophisticated weapons, stormed the town at 5:30 p.m.

Jakana is about 40km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Div, Maiduguri, Brig-Gen Bulama Biu, who confirmed the incident, said the attack was promptly repelled.

“Yes, there was an attack and we are on top of the situation,” he said.

A policeman stationed in Jakana, who did not want his name mentioned, said the troops fought gallantly to repel the attackers.

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