A Panhard Sagaie AFV of the Nigerian Army deployed for combat operations in Borno.
NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
March 14, 2014
The military on Friday said it foiled an attempt by some terrorists in Maiduguri to free some of their detained colleagues. This is contained in a statement issued by Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Director, Defence Information, in Abuja.
“The attack has been successfully
repelled with heavy human casualty on
the terrorists. “Pockets of terrorists, apparently in a move to boost their depleted stock of fighters this morning, attacked a military location in Maiduguri. “This is with a view to freeing their colleagues who are being held in detention,” Olukolade said.
He said that many of the terrorists and
their weapons had been captured, adding that four soldiers were wounded and were being treated. Olukolade added that the terrorists were being pursued,as land and air operations were ongoing alongside cordoning and
search of the surrounding localities.
According to him, no institution has been reported attacked, although the effect of firing from the encounter could be noticed in surrounding facilities in
Maiduguri. “It is believed that this terrorists attempt is in response to the intensity of attacks on their strongholds in camps at Talala, Monguzum, Sambisa forests, Gwoza, Mandara mountains in Borno, as well as the general area of Lake Chad.
“The camps have been destroyed and
many insurgents killed,” he said.