Nigerian troops on Monday evening prevented terrorists’ incursion into the border town of Kanama, Yunusari area of Yobe state, northeast Nigeria.
“The terrorists came in at about 5:30pm and started shooting sporadically and vigilant troops of the FOB engaged them,” it t was learned from army spokesman Lt. Njoka Irabor.
“Consequently, the terrorists were overwhelmed by the superior fire power of the gallant troops of 159 Battalion and the well coordinated air support from the Air Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
“This resulted in inflicting casualty on the terrorists, while some of them retreated with gunshot wounds.
“The resilient troops have embarked on hot pursuit of the fleeing surviving attackers towards Niger Republic border.
“Further details of the casualties on the terrorists and recoveries would be provided on completion of the mop up and pursuit operations.”
According to Channels TV, a community leader said that sporadic gunshots were heard at about 7pm on Monday around Kirchingha in Madagali area.
The terrorists were also said to be advancing towards Shuwa town in Michika LGA, causing the residents to flee for safety.
But it was learned that troops stopped the terrorists by pushing them back.