Borno - Members of Boko Haram sect launched a fresh attack on Buratai, Borno State, where Nigeria’s army chief, Tukur Buratai, comes from, just a week after a similar attack there killed two people, Premium Times reports.
The Director Army Public Relations (DAPR) Col. Sani Usman, who confirmed this on Tuesday noted that this is about the fourth time since February 2014 the dreaded group has attacked Buratai.
Usman said that the terrorist invaders had in their desperate attempt to capture the town, struck at about 9.30pm Monday night but were repelled by Nigerian soldiers, returned again at about 3.00am yesterday and were equally pushed back.
He recalled that the time Boko Haram struck first was in February last year when Gen Buratai was serving as commander of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta code-named Operation Puloshield.
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