Abuja - Armed Special Forces have blocked an
attempt by suspected members of Boko Haram to attack a prominent camp
sheltering hundreds of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno State.
Unfortunately, a soldier and a member of the local
vigilante died during the encounter at Dikwa refugees camp.
Three soldiers and four IDPs sustained injuries.
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Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani
Kukasheka Usman, said the insurgents laid siege on the IDPs facility following
their dislodgement in the border towns of Kumshe and Talala by joint operations
of Nigerian and Cameroonian forces.
"From all indications, the terrorists aimed at causing
havoc at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp located at Dikwa,"
Usman said the casualties had seen been evacuated and the
troops were pursuing those terrorists that
escaped with gunshot wounds.
Usman was encouraged despite loss of a colleague
and the vigilante, the troops had maintained a dominating presence in the
- CAJ News