According to a press release signed by Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, Director Army Public Relations, on March 2nd, 2021, Nigeria troops of Operation Lafiya Dole defended Dikwa Town (in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State) from Bolo Haram invasion.
Mohammed Yerima said Boko Haram Terrorists and their Islamic State of West Africa Province(ISWAP) counterpart stormed the town in large numbers with gun trucks and motorcycles. They were however met with superior fire power of troops of 81 Task Force Battalion. The troops received reinforcements from other army formations. Air Support was provided the troops by Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
The terrorists were subsequently were cut off completely. The landmines planted by the criminals were also detected and successfully detonated by troops.
According to the press release, the Army Headquarters wishes to debunk the unsubstantiated reports on social media suggesting that the terrorists attacked UN Base in BORNO, trapping 25 Aid Workers as published by some outlets.
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