Nigerian Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Borno

Nigerian Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Borno

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on September 27, 2014
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Boko Haram Borno Sambisa Forest
Nigerian soldiers of the 'Operation Flush' stand in a military camp in Maiduguri capital of Borno state on June 6, 2013. | Quentin Leboucher/AFP/Getty Images

Nigerian military troops on Thursday, September 25, 2014 repelled what would have been a major attack on Benesheik town in Borno by Boko Haram.

Security operatives engaged the terrorists in very fierce gun battle as they blocked the highway with the intent of killing unsuspecting passengers.

Military troops killed many Boko Haram members in the gun battle.

Residents say bodies of the terrorists were seen littered on the streets.

A civil servant, Mallam Hussaini Musa, who passed through Beneshiek along Maiduguri Damaturu road on Thursday said he saw five corpses dumped by the roadside which witnesses said are those of the Boko Haram insurgents.

“From what I leant, soldiers from the outskirt of Beneshiek and others from Auno intervened and averted what would have been a major onslaught,” he said.

In can be recalled that Beneshiek has been under Boko Haram attack. Many have been killed, dozens of houses razed, the Council secret and other public and private buildings have been destroyed.

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