The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Yobe on Monday said it repelled an intended attack by insurgents near Giedam on Sunday.
Lt. Lazarus Eli, the spokesman of the task force, confirmed this to newsmen in Damaturu .
“Suspected terrorists heading towards Geidam town to carry out attacks had an encounter with JTF troops close to Tumbulgi, 11 kilometres north of Geidam, and were successfully repelled.”
Lazarus said that details, including casualties, were not readily available.
“We are still working on the details. We will provide you with the details when available,'' he said.