Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been charged to be alert, brave and extra decisive within the combat towards Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in North East Nigeria.
Troopers have fought off makes an attempt by Boko Haram fighters to overrun two military bases in northeast Nigeria, safety sources advised AFP on Friday, within the newest assaults to hit the area.
Jihadists attacked a ahead operation base within the city of Bama, some 70 kilometres (45 miles) southeast of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, at about three:45 am (0245 GMT) Friday.
“The terrorists have been in lots of autos… and engaged troopers in a battle which lasted till 7:05 am,” mentioned one navy supply, talking on situation of anonymity.
“The terrorists have been repelled and the bottom was secured. No casualty has to date been recorded.”
A second navy supply confirmed the account and mentioned reinforcements have been despatched from a battalion stationed in Bama itself.
The assault got here after Boko Haram fighters attacked a navy base within the city of Rann, in northern Borno close to the border with Cameroon, at about 9:30 pm on Thursday.
“The terrorists got here in 4 gun vans and several other bikes and attacked the bottom of three Battalion in Rann,” the primary supply mentioned in an account supported by native civilian militia.
“It was a heavy combat that lasted for an hour earlier than the terrorists have been pushed out with aerial assist.”
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