Suspected Boko Haram terrorists in the early hours of Friday reportedly attacked troops of 118 Task Battalion at Arage village Borno State.
This is the second attack on the formation in less than 48 hours.
According to a military source, who pleaded anonymity, the early morning attack was suspected to a reprisal of Wednesday’s attack where the insurgents suffered heavy human and equipment casualties.
“Today’s attack was successfully repelled, though seven personnel were injured,” the source disclosed.
The casualty on the side of the insurgents could not be ascertained and there was no official statement from the military authority as of the time of filing in this report.
Recall that the Army had on its verified Twitter handle yesterday disclosed that, “Boko Haram met their water loo and suffered heavy casualties on Wednesday evening Nov. 28, 2018; when they attempted to infiltrate 118 Battalion location at Arege in Abadam Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno state”.