Normalcy has returned to Mairari village of Monguno local government area of borno state north east Nigeria, after the troops deployed to the area successfully neutralized 16 boko haram insurgents.
The Nigerian troops of operation Lafiya Dole repelled the attack by the insurgents that have infiltrated and attacked the community with three gun trucks. This was made known in a statement issued to Dandal Kura Radio International by the spokesperson of the command col. Onyema Nwachukwu.
The statement added that the troops supported by air task force swiftly responded to the attack killing 16 insurgents and captured 3 gun trucks abandoned by the insurgents as they tried to escape due to superior fire power.
The troops also recovered 163 rounds of anti-aircraft gun ammunition during the encounter, while a civilian and a soldier sustained various degrees of injuries and are currently in hospital for medical attention.
Col. Nwachukwu called the people of Monguno to remain vigilant and always reports any suspicious person or activities as they go about their normal