Nigerian Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack on Northeastern Village

Nigerian troops repelled an attack by Boko Haram Islamist militants who tried to retake some areas from which they were expelled in the northeast, residents said.

Militants who attacked the village of Baban Gida overnight burned houses and fired at residents, and fled when they were confronted by troops stationed in the area, Ali Mohammed, a resident, said by phone on Sunday.

“In the morning we discovered that one person was shot dead in the Fanneri quarters and we’ve buried him,” Mohammed said.

While the Islamist group has been beaten back from territory it held last year, it continues to carry out hit-and-run attacks and suicide bombings.

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