Army repels Boko Haram attack in Borno, kills 7 insurgents
– Eight soldiers are receiving treatment after successfully repelling the attack from the insurgents
– IGP Idris Ibrahim faults report by Lawal Daura on siege of National Assembly
Seven suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Garanda village in Borno state have been killed by troops serving in the counter insurgency operation.
The deputy director of information, Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Clement Nwachukwu, told Channels TV on Thursday, August 9 that the killing of the insurgents occurred when troops were repelling an attack by the terrorists.
Nwachukwu said the terrorists had launched an attack on a military location in the village in Guzamala local government area of the Borno state. He said the troops who were alert swiftly repelled the attacks, killing seven of the insurgents in the process.
The spokesperson stated that eight soldiers were injured in the battle and have been taken to a military hospital in Maiduguri, the state capital for treatment.
To other news, the sacked director general of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), Lawal Daura, has said intelligence report that unauthorised persons were planning to smuggle dangerous weapons and incriminating items into the National Assembly, prompted him to deploy operatives to the complex.
Daura’s statement was contained in the interim investigation report submitted by the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, to the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, Daily Trust reports
The IGP, however, faulted the intelligence report by Daura, noting that the report cannot be substantiated as the DSS personnel deployed were not EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) experts or specialist in this regard.
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