TROOPS REPEL MASSIVE TERRORIST ATTACK ON MAIDUGURI & 0THER TOWNS IN BORNO STATE PEOPLE

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DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
P M B 309
GARKI - ABUJA

DHQ/ABJ/901/32/DDI 25 January 2015

PRESS RELEASE

TROOPS REPEL MASSIVE TERRORIST ATTACK ON MAIDUGURI & 0THER TOWNS IN BORNO STATE

Terrorists who attacked Maiduguri in the early hours of today have been successfully repelled. An extensive cordon & search is ongoing as part of the Mopping up operation to determine details of the heavy casualties suffered by the terrorists.

Meanwhile, scores of the terrorists have died in the course of the attack, while many of them were also captured with wounds . A Cobra Armoured Vehicle and the heavy Artillery gun, as well as some Machine Guns & other weapons were captured from the fleeing terrorists. 3 Gulf cars loaded with explosives were also destroyed.

Similarly, troops in Konduga successfully repelled terrorists attack twice today, Sunday. Some of the troops however lost their lives in the series of operations to repel the terrorists today. Others who were wounded have been evacuated for appropriate medical treatment .

The 24 hour curfew imposed in the course of the operation is expected to be lifted as soon as mopping operation is concluded. Citizens will be allowed to go about their lawful activities from 6 am tomorrow,Monday.

Meanwhile, an exclusive coordinated air campaign have taken over from ground forces in Monguno, as troops had to retreat from the location after the Brigade Commander & some of the troops were wounded while repelling terrorists attack on the town today.

Calm has been restored in Maiduguri & Konduga as operation continues with patrols & surveillance. More details later

AC OLUKOLADE
Major General
Director Defence Information


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