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.