Troops of 26 and 28 Task Force Brigades, yesterday repelled an early morning attack by fleeing Boko Haram terrorists on military locations at Pulka and Bitta towns in the fringes of Sambisa forest.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that the battle between the terrorists and military force started on the night Monday spanning to yesterday when the terrorists in an attempt to capture Gwoza attacked a military facility at Bita town in Borno state, but instead met a stiff resistance from the army.
The fight, according to information, forced the military to deploy fighter jets from Yola, Adamawa state, to support ground troops who were being overwhelmed.
Gwoza is one of the Borno towns recaptured from the militants, and some of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, from the area returned there recently on the assurance that normalcy has been restored to the area.
It was gathered that the troops of 114 Task Force Battalion also came under three-pronged attack by Boko Haram terrorists fanning out of Sambisa forest from Damboa, Tokumbere and Pulka axis.
However, according to the acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, “at the end of the debacle, 2 Boko Haram insurgents paid for their atrocities with their lives while several others sustained gunshot injuries. The fate that befell those that attacked Pulka was more dreadful.


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