Nigerian troops put up a struggle late Friday as Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters stormed a military facility at Marte city, Borno State.
They insurgents had been stated to have overrun the bottom.
However the troops, it was gathered, “tactically withdrew” for reinforcement.
They returned and neutralized lots of the invaders.
The army stated Floor and Air Drive repelled the terrorists.
Brigadier Normal Bernard Onyeuko, performing Director Defence Media Operations, confirmed the assault.
He famous that troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO at the side of the Air Job Drive Operation LAFIYA DOLE destroyed 7 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists’ gun vans.
Onyeuko stated they decimated “a number of terrorists once they tried to assault their location on the outskirts of Marte”.
The troopers, based mostly on dependable details about the assault, positioned themselves “in an ambush web site the place they tactically withdrew to”, his assertion learn.
The army stated they awaited the arrival of the enemies earlier than opening fireplace.
Onyeuko added that the troops “are nonetheless engaged in pursuit of fleeing terrorists for additional exploitation”.