Nigerian troops have restored normalcy to Kareto town in northern Borno State, northeast Nigeria, after repelling prolonged attack on the town by the extremist Boko Haram sect.
Army Spokesperson, Sani Usman, had on Monday announced that the Nigerian troops were engaged in a heavy gun fight with members of the terror group.
The Army said that “the troops successfully repelled the attack and killed quite a number of the terrorists after nearly 10 hours of battle.”
Kareto is 120 kilometres north of Maiduguri and Monday’s attack by Boko Haram came at a time the Nigerian military is intensifying its onslaught on the terrorist group.
In a chat with Channels Television on Tuesday morning, Colonel Usman said, “The Boko Haram terrorists attacked, we called for reinforcement from our troops from 7 Division as well as the Nigerian Air Force and they rose to the occasion.
“The insurgents were routed out. Quite a number of them were killed and unfortunately two officers and 22 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries and have been evacuated to military hospitals in Maiduguri.”