Scores of Nigerian soldiers were killed on 18 November in Metele, Borno state

More troops have been deployed in Jakana, a town in Konduga area of Borno state in Nigeria’s northeast region, following reports that Boko Haram plans to attack the town.

It was learned that many soldiers tied to the Operation Lafiya Dole squad were seen with heavy offensive artillery.

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“Boko Haram or ISWAP elements are currently gathering in the village of Mattari in Konduga LGA,” a journalist Ahmed Salkida had tweeted.

“The location is a few miles to Jakana or Benishek, there are Nigerian military facilities in both areas. Multiple local sources are reporting this.”

But the army has not responded to this report.

There has been a resurgence of insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast region lately, with scores of soldiers killed by a faction of Boko Haram in Metele, Borno state, last month.

President Muhammadu Buhari had met with the service chiefs, comprising heads of the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force, as well as the Nigeria Police Force, with a view to taming the resurging insurgents.