Military, Boko Haram in Gun Duel Near Maiduguri



There was massive exchange of gunfire between members of Boko Haram and security forces in Borno State on Thursday evening.

The insurgents, who drove into Jakana village on Maiduguri-Kano highway, seen as the most secured highway leading into Borno State, the epicentre of Boko Haram crisis, met their match in security operatives who repelled their advances towards Maiduguri.

Confirming the attack, the Police Spokesman in Borno State, Edet Okon, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, in a press release on Friday said: “Yesterday being 26/07/18 at about 1742 hours, Boko Haram terrorists in about 30 vehicles launched attack on Jakana, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

“The Police combat units of SARS and CTU were deployed for reinforcement. The insurgents were successfully repelled by security forces,” Edet said.

Jakana village is about 41 kilometres from the Borno State capital, Maiduguri.

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