Security Forces Repel Boko Haram Attack in Jakana
Nigerian security forces have successfully repelled Boko Haram attack on Jakana town in Konduga Borno State.
The spokesman for the Borno State Police Command, Edet Okon, confirmed the development in a brief statement.
While the casualty figure has yet to be ascertained, Okon explained that members of the Boko Haram terrorist group invaded the town in about 30 vehicles on Thursday evening.
He said the police swiftly deployed combat units of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) in the town to support the security operatives on the ground.
The insurgents had launched the attack, targeting a military base and the police station in the town on Thursday.
But on arrival, they were engaged in a gunfight by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army.
This lasted for more than two hours before the terrorists were chased out of the village by the security forces while the villagers were said to have fled into bushes for safety.
Jakana is a town located about 50 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
It is situated along Maiduguri-Damaturu-Kano Highway, which is considered the safest route to and from Maiduguri.
The incident occurred just three days after a suicide bomber killed seven persons at Goni Modu Lashibe Mosque also in Konduga LGA.
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Report By: PRNigeria.com