Nigerian troops currently carrying out counter-insurgency operations in Borno State have repelled two attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in Marte and Mafa local governments in Borno State.
According to an anonymous source that spoke to Punch, the insurgents attempted to make incursions into Marte on Friday, April 24, 2015 and Mafa on Saturday, April 25, 2015 but were repelled by the Special Forces on duty.
The source further revealed that the troops recovered a sizable quantity of arms and ammunition, with a yet to be specified number of insurgents losing their lives.
The source said: “The insurgents attacked Marte and Mafa at the weekend but could not take control of the towns; they were repelled by the soldiers who killed many of them.
“The soldiers also captured many weapons, vehicles, arms and ammunition from the terrorists.
“I cannot give you the exact casualty figure but I can tell you confidently that the soldiers chased them away from the two towns.”
It would be recalled that there were media reports claiming that the terrorists’ attacks in the aforementioned local governments were successful, although they have been rebuffed.