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Security agencies foil Boko Haram attack on worshipers in Borno

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Security agencies foil Boko Haram attack on worshipers in Borno

Nigerian security forces on Saturday repelled an attack by Boko Haram terrorists in Sajeri community of Maiduguri metropolis in Borno.

Backstory: The insurgents launched the attack targeting worshipers observing midnight Ramadan prayers (Tahajjud) in Sajeri ward in the outskirt of Maiduguri.

A community source said that the attack was foiled by a combat unit of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery squad (FSARS) and Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), who supported the security operatives on ground.

According to the source:

  • “Residents of the area scampered for safety into the metropolis amidst sporadic gunshots during a gun battle which lasted for about an hour,” he said.
  • “Efforts of the army police, and the civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF) deployed in the area prevented the insurgents’ incursion, noting that only one person was injured.”

SEMA’s Response: Bello Danbatta, the Head of Emergency Rescue at the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), who confirmed the attack to NAN, said one of the attackers was killed while a civilian was injured.

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