The Nigerian Army has debunked reports making the rounds that Boko Haram has taken over some villages in the North East and are hoisting their flag to show their presence.
Col Sani Usman, the Army spokesperson in a statement said there is no presence of the terrorists in any of the villages talk less of hoisting flags as alleged noting that troops have continued to maintain high level of vigilance.
He said Boko Haram terrorists, scavenging for food, attacked Kwang village and Vigilantes from Dagu (which is about 4 kilometres from Kwang) but troops responded and repelled the terrorists attack.
The statement said during the fire fight that ensued, one of the vigilantes sustained gun shot wound on his hand and was evacuated to General Hospital Uba while the terrorists fled with gun shot wounds.
Troops were eventually despatched to the area with clear orders to pursue and deal with the terrorists. They are still exploiting.
He further said same day, at about 4.35pm some suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Boftari which is about 15 kilometres from Chibok town.
“On receipt of the information, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE stationed in Forward Operation Base Chibok, were despatched to the area.
“The troops encountered Boko Haram terrorists ambush site shortly before Kuburmbula village. They quickly cleared the ambush and proceeded to Boftari.
“Unfortunately, the terrorists had set some houses on fire and fled. The troops put out the fire and are currently on the hunt for the terrorists.
“It is imperative to state that contrary to rumours flying around some media reports, no life was lost” the statement said.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.