Boko Haram: Army Sends Reinforcement to Borno Town

The Nigerian Army has mobilised a reinforcement of troops to fortify Jakana, a town in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State over the threat of an imminent attack by Boko Haram terrorists.

Troops attached to the Operation Lafiya Dole were seen on Wednesday in large numbers with heavy offensive artillery strategising in Mainok, another town located few miles away from Jakana, ChannelsTV reports.

The reinforcement comes in the wake of a report making the rounds since Tuesday of a looming attack on villages around Jakana.

A journalist Ahmed Salkida had tweeted, “Boko Haram or ISWAP elements are currently gathering in the village of Mattari in Konduga LGA.

“The location is a few miles to Jakana or Benishek, there are Nigerian military facilities in both areas. Multiple local sources are reporting this.”

While the Army has yet to respond to this assertion, it has however taken measures to ensure the attack is nipped in the bud by sending troops to the area.

The Jakana-Benisheikh Expressway has been the only road linking Maiduguri, the Borno State capital to other parts of the country.

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