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Army repels Boko Haram attack in Buratai

Yvonne Williams

The Acting  Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, has said troops foiled two attempts by the Boko Haram insurgents on the home town of the Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Buratai, on Monday night.

Usman said in an electronic mail on Tuesday that the insurgents struck at the town around 9:30pm but were repelled by the soldiers on duty.

The desperate terrorists were said to have returned to make another attempt on the town, which was also foiled by the troops.

The Army Acting Spokesman said the insurgents also made an attempt on a military camp in the area without success.

This is the fourth time the insurgents were attacking the Buratai town since February, 2014.

Buratai was the Commander of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta when the insurgents attacked his town in 2014.

“For about the fourth time since February 2014, Boko Haram terrorists moved against Buratai, the home town of Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai last night, which is also the location of a military camp.

“In their desperate attempt to capture the town, the invaders struck at about 9.30pm but were repelled by Nigerian soldiers.

“The terrorists returned again at about 3.00am and were equally pushed back,” the statement read in part.


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