A plan by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group to attack a military formation in Bita, a community in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, has been foiled by troops of the Nigerian Army. 

The Army in a statement on Sunday, October 8th said the attack was repelled by its troops. 

"Vigilant troops of 114 Battalion of the Nigerian Army at about 8 p.m. yesterday (Saturday) 6 October, 2018, engaged some elements of Boko Haram Terrorists who attempted to infiltrate their location along Damboa Axis in Borno State.

"The Boko Haram Terrorists were completed routed by the troops and they fled in disarray due to superior firepower," the statement read.

Two of the terrorists were killed while others fled with gunshot wounds, the Nigerian Army said on its Twitter page.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai commended the troops and urged them to continue further exploitation of the area to capture the fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists.

Army in show of force in Borno

It came on the same day that the troops of 22 Brigade deployed in operation Lafria Dole, in conjunction with other security agencies, conducted a show of force within Dikwa emirate in Borno State, to reiterate their commitment in protecting lives and property of the people.

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The exercise was to showcase the Nigerian Army's determination and combat readiness in the ongoing fight against terrorists and other crimes in the State.

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Addressing the troops at the end of the exercise, the Commander 22 Brigade, Brigadier General John Ochai, commended them for their combat readiness and endurance, urging them to maintain the momentum.

He told the troops to remain alert at all times while carrying out all assigned tasks.

Army in show of force in Borno

A statement by the spokesman for the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, said personnel of the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Customs, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force participated in the show of force. 

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