Nigerian Army, yesterday, confirmed
a Boko Haram attack on Kwang and Boftari villages in Borno State, on Monday.
One member of the vigilante group
in the area was said to have been shot during the attack while the terrorists
fled with gunshot wounds.
Acting Director of Army/Public
Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, who made this known in a statement, yesterday,
said “suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists, scavenging for food,
attacked Kwang village and vigilantes from Dagu (which is about 4 kilometres
from Kwang), responded and repelled the attack.”
Usman, who said soldiers have since
been deployed to the area with clear orders to pursue and deal with the
insurgents, disclosed another group attacked Boftari, which is about 15
kilometres from Chibok town.
“On receipt of the information,
troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, stationed in Forward Operation Base Chibok,
mobilised to the area. The troops encountered Boko Haram’s ambush site shortly
before Kuburmbula village. They quickly cleared the ambush and proceeded to
“Unfortunately, the insurgents had
set some houses on fire and fled. The troops put out the fire and are currently
on the hunt for them.
“It is imperative to state that
contrary to rumours flying around, no life was lost. Additionally, there is no
presence of the insurgents in any of the villages, talk less of hoisting flags