Men of the Nigerian Army have successfully repelled another attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.

This time it was at Auno village in Kaga Local Government Area of the state.

The Police in Borno revealed the feat on Thursday, just about 24 hours after the military claimed that crime rate in northern Nigeria has reduced by 50%.

Mr Edet Okon, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, said that the gallant troops repelled the insurgents’ attack on a military base in the area on May 2.

He disclosed that the insurgents torched a vehicle, but that there were no casualties.

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“Yesterday at about 6:45PM, suspected Boko Haram terrorists attempted to attack a military location at Auno village on Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway.

“They were promptly repelled by troops; apart from a Peugeot J5 vehicle which was burnt by the terrorists, no life was lost in the attack and normalcy has been restored to the village,” he said.

Okon added that military and police reinforcements had been deployed to enhance security in the area.

He quoted the Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, as calling on the people to go about their lawful activities without fear.

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