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JTF Repels Attack On Troops In Borno

The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order in Borno said on Thursday that it repelled an attack by unknown gunmen in Marte Local Government Area of the state.

JTF spokesman, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the attack was targeted at the 21 Brigade, Nigerian Army troops in the area. “This is to confirm that at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, gunmen attacked the 21 Brigade troops’ location in Marte. In the process, one soldier and one police man lost their lives,’’ Musa said.

He, however, said that five of the attackers were killed in the shootout. Musa said that several items, including two AK 47 rifles and a locally made double barrel gun, were recovered. “Others are three loaded magazines with 35 rounds of ammunition,” Musa said.

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Police Confirms Killing Of 4 Persons In Adamawa

The Adamawa Police Command on Thursday confirmed the killing of four people by gunmen in Song town, the headquarters of Song Local Government Area.

The spokesman for the command, DSP Mohammed Ibrahim, said the early morning attack claimed the lives of a soldier, a policeman, an old woman and her grandchild. 

Ibrahim said the gunmen, who used machine gun and explosives, burnt the Song Divisional Police Station and the Local Government Secretariat.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Song attack came less than a week after a similar attack in Maiha, Hong and Fufore local government areas of the state.

In Maiha, two people lost their lives in the attack that affected the police station, prison, area court, local education authority, customs post and district head’s office.

 In Hong, where police repelled the attackers from burning the Divisional  Police Station, two people sustained bullet injuries, including the newly elected Hong Local Government Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Yerima, who was hit by a stray bullet.

Meanwhile, residents of Yola, the state capital, are apprehensive over the development.

 

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