Nigerian troops repelled a late Monday night attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Kirchinga and Shuwa villages in northeast Adamawa state, an official said Tuesday.

The attack is the first to be recorded in Adamawa this year.

Ahmad Sajoh, state government spokesperson, said security agents were able to contain the insurgent incursion in Kirchinga and prevented them from reaching Shuwa.

Sajoh said normalcy had been restored in the area and that the government had summoned an emergency security meeting to assess the situation.

The spokesperson told Xinhua that there was no report of civilian casualty for now.

No official statement has so far been released by the military or Nigerian authorities on the latest attacks.

Boko Haram has been trying since 2009 to establish an Islamic state in northeastern Nigeria.

The group has so far killed about 20,000 people, forcing the displacement of millions of others in the most populous African country. Enditem

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