- The chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai says there is a link between Boko Haram terrorists and ISIS group
- Buratai insists the Nigerian military under his watch will always be a step ahead of the Boko Haram group
The chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has said Boko Haram insurgents are collaborating with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to carry out attacks in Borno state.
TVC News reports that Buratai made the statement during a speech at the conference at the infantry corps of the Army, held at the military cantonment in Jaji, Kaduna state.
The army chief said the Nigerian military under his watch watch will always be a step ahead of the group.
Buratai also accused traditional and religious leaders of promoting banditry and criminality across the country.
Meanwhile, Kanamma, the headquarters of Yunusari local government area in Yobe state has fixed 44 solar street lights to deal with incessant Boko Haram attacks.
The streetlights were installed at the town’s border to Niger Republic and other very significant locations like military locations, Abbatoir and Eid ground, Daily Trust reports
The acting chairman of the local government, Musa K Doguna, said the project was a collaborative effort the council did with Northeast Regional Initiative (NERI) to deal with security situation in the town.
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