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Nigerian troops in the country’s north-east region/Photo: AFP

The Nigerian Army says its troops Tuesday repelled an early morning attack by Boko Haram insurgents on Dar village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa.

Spokesman of 28 Task-Force Battalion, Mubi, Maj. Akintoye Badare, said the attack was successfully repelled with no casualty on the military side.

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“All I can confirmed to you now is that there was attack on Dar village but we successfully repelled it; no casualty on our side, ” Badare said.

He said the situation in the area had since normalised while soldiers remain on full alert.

Also confirming the attack, Chairman of the LG Yusuf Mohammed said the attack was contained by the prompt response of security operatives in the area.

He applauded the efforts of security agencies and local vigilantes, while urging for more support.

A twin blast on 9 December, 2016, at the Madagali market resulted in the death of many.