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Troops foil terrorists' fresh attack on Bama

Nigerian troops, on Sunday, foiled a fresh attack on Bama by the Boko Haram terrorists.

The terrorists, on Saturday morning, attacked parts of Bama determined to retake the town, but, their attempts were frustrated by the Nigerian troops.

The troops, had on March 12, 2015, reclaimed Bama, which had been controlled by the insurgents since September, 2014.

A statement, by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, said more than 20 terrorists died, while others escaped with wounds. “More of the attacking terrorists also died as the Air Force patrol team went after the fleeing ones. Pursuit is still ongoing, while the troops maintain a firm control of Bama town.

“A Hilux vehicle, some equipment and weapons were recovered from the attackers. One soldier died while seven were wounded in the attack. They have been airlifted from the combat area and are receiving medical attention.

“With most of the towns slated to be cleared of terrorists already covered, the campaign to rid the rest of the communities of the insurgents is continuing, with air and land operations now stepped up in the remaining locations in the mission area”, Olukolade added.

The military, within the last week, had cleared Adamawa and Yobe of the terrorists, who had maintained camps in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, until the military began an operation to recover the region about six weeks back.

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