Molly Kilete, Abuja
The Nigerian Army says its soldiers on counter-insurgency operations in the North East have foiled another attempt by terrorists to blow up one of the largest Internally Displaced Person(IDP) camps located in Dalori area of Borno State.
The terrorists were said to have gained access into the camp through a bush part behind the village at about 10:00p.m, on Wednesday night, in four vehicles and some motorcycles and ransacked the market in front of the IDPs camp.
The information contained in the Twitter handle-on the Nigerian Army said, “Troops of 251 Task Force Battalion successfully foiled a BHT attempted attack on Kofa Village and Dalori IDP camp in Maiduguri on 31 October at about 10 pm.
“The terrorists gained access through a bush part behind the village in 4 vehicles and some motorcycles.
“They ransacked the market in front of the IDP camp.
“On sighting Nigerian Army troops that were mobilized to the area, they set some houses and the market ablaze and fled along Maiduguri-Bama Road. However, one civilian was found dead.
“Own troops are presently assisting the villagers who ran into the bush back to their homes while the Borno State Fire Service have contained the inferno.”