Buratai responds to Boko Haram's fresh attacks, relocates Army headquarters to Borno

Buratai responds to Boko Haram's fresh attacks, relocates Army headquarters to Borno

- The Nigerian Army has relocated it operational headquarters to Gudumbali in Guzamala local government area of Borno state

- This was a decision taken by Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai in response to new waves of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists

- Moreover, Buratai is presently leading an operation against several Boko Haram terrorists in one of their hideouts around Lake Chad

In response to fresh attacks launched on troop’s bases by Boko Haram insurgents who aim to claim Nigerian territories, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has relocated the operational headquarters of Army Headquarters to Gudumbali in Guzamala local government area of Borno state, Vanguard reports.

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A source said the Army Chief who aims to get first-hand information of happenings in the theater of operations is visiting all formations, units and forward operations bases and holding durbars (meetings) with troops excluding their Commanders to know if there are challenges.

“The idea is to get first-hand information from them about their welfare and other matters”, a source said. This is a strategy employed by the Buratai described as ‘Rapid Fire Unscheduled Visit’ which means formations and units are not given prior signals that the COAS is visiting, hence troops in the region are red alert.

The same source said: “As part of confidence building measures, Lt. General Buratai is also having series of meetings with the locals and village heads of the several locations he is visiting and it is also aimed at finally breaking the ‘nerve’ of Boko Haram.

“He stopped in every village and assured the inhabitants of their safety”. In all the units visited he personally instructed the armorers to open the arms store to enable him physically inspect the weapons including support weapons in their inventories.

“This is to ascertain that they were very well equipped. Most of the weapons were also tested for serviceability. The unscheduled visit’s to the North East is to operational readiness of troops.

“In all the units visited he personally instructed the armorers to open the arms store to enable him physically inspect the weapons including support weapons in their inventories.

"This is to ascertain that they were very well equipped. Most of the weapons were also tested for serviceability. He stopped in every village and assured the inhabitants of their safety.”

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Meanwhile, according to a source, Buratai is currently leading a fighting force against several Boko Haram terrorists in one of their hideouts around Lake Chad.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that troops of the Nigerian Army had raided a hideout used by Boko Haram terrorists in Amdaga Madachi village, Gwoza local government area, Borno state.

The development was made public in a statement signed by the director of Army public relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu.

In the statement released to Legit.ng, Chukwu disclosed that the troops killed 14 terrorists and rescued 21 civilians during the raid.

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Source: Legit.ng

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