The spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, has announced in a post on his Facebook page on Monday morning that military troops of the Nigerian Army and Boko Haram fighters are currently engaged in a fierce gun battle in Borno state, North East, Nigeria.
“Please be informed that our troops are currently engaged in fierce battle with Boko Haram terrorists at Kareto, Northern Borno State,” Usman, a colonel, said, promising to provide details later.
It can be recalled that Nigerian troops have in recent months succeeded in pushing out the terror group from most of its bases across the restive north-east and on Sunday, the Army announced the seizure of a large cache of arms and ammunitions after taking over Boko Haram’s underground armoury.
The Nigerian Army chief, Tukur Buratai, had on Sunday, alongside prominent politicians from Borno supervised the reopening of a major highway linking Borno and neighbouring Yobe State which was blocked by Boko Haram for over three years.
Residents of Buni Yadi, a town held captive by Boko Haram also returned to their town enmasse on Sunday following its liberation by Nigerian troops.