Defence News NG
Defence

Troops foil Boko Haram attempts to infiltrate Dikwa town

The troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have decisively routed elements of Boko Haram Terrorists and their Islamic State of West Africa Province(ISWAP) counterpart who attempted to infiltrate and attack Dikwa town in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.

In a statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima on Tuesday said the terrorist groups who stormed the town in an unconfirmed number of gun trucks and motorcycles were visited with heavy bombardment and overwhelming firepower by troops of 81 Task Force Battalion with reinforcement from other formations of the Nigerian Army and aided by air support of Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE.

The terrorists attempted to invade the town to loot food items and other logistics having got wind of the recent food distribution to residents of the town by the state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum.

They came in their droves through the Marte axis but could not gain access to the town due to the combat readiness of troops who were positioned there.

The terrorists subsequently lost initiative as they were cut off completely following the recent successful recapture of Marte town by the gallant troops.


In desperation and to scare off residents from returning to their homes, they planted series of landmines on the roads which were also detected and successfully detonated by troops.

Consequently, the Army Headquarters wishes to debunk the unsubstantiated reports on social media suggesting that the terrorists attacked UN Base in BORNO, trapping 25 Aid Workers as published by some outlets.

Those false and sensational reports are clearly aimed at stirring up tension in the region and diminishing the glaring efforts and sacrifices of the Nigerian military in the fight against insurgency.

The COAS, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, has commended the efforts of the gallant troops’ and the prompt response of the Air Task Force in providing air interdictions throughout the operation.

Mohammed Yerima
Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
2 Mar 2021

Also Check Out:

Bandits Kill 23 Vigilante Members In Zamfara Village Attack

Defence News Ng

Update on Armed Forces of Nigeria Operations

Defence News Ng

Navy to induct state-of-art offshore survey vessel

Defence News Ng

COVID-19: EFCC Ibadan zone secures 151 convictions, recovers N250m in 1 year

Defence News Ng

Troops eliminate 2 most wanted Boko Haram commanders, others in Borno

Defence News Ng

Tribute to Nigerian Military By Sen. Benedict Murray-Bruce, OON

Defence News Ng

INSURGENCY: Troops eliminate 28 terrorists in Yobe

Defence News Ng

Nigerian Army inaugurates manhunt for 4th batch of wanted terrorists

Defence News Ng

Army Repel Attack on Supper Camp, Capture Gun Trucks, Eliminate Fighters

Defence News Ng

PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION REPORT ON THE DEATH OF FLYING OFFICER TOLULOPE AROTILE

Defence News Ng

Again, Army rescues kidnapped victims, recovers weapons in 3 states

Defence News Ng

Troops raid bandits’ camps, kill one, apprehend 4 in Benue, Nasarawa – DHQ

Defence News Ng

Leave a Comment