- A meeting between military commanders and elders in Borno has held in Maiduguri, the capital of the state
- The new Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, confirms the meeting
- Major General Adeniyi says the meeting is part of his familiarisation effort in the state
Top military commanders in Nigeria have reportedly met with Borno elders in Maiduguri over issues relating to continued attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group.
Daily Sun reports that the Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, who recently assumed leadership, explained that the elders were invited for the meeting as part of his familiarization process.
The meeting, he said is also to acquaint the elders with the current military operations in the state.
According to the report, the meeting was attended by a 16-man delegation led by a former governor of the state, Alhaji Asheik Jar’ma.
Legit.ng earlier reported how residents of Borno state recently wrote an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari informing him that Boko Haram insurgency had not been defeated.
The residents, who said they have lost confidence in the military over the lingering insurgency, said the present crop of soldiers on the frontline are not ready to fight.
In the letter which was signed by Hassan Boguma, the military was accused of not doing enough in the fight against insurgency.
It was also reported how Major General Adeniyi recently asked soldiers to fish out traitors in the war against insurgency.
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Adeniyi said this in reaction to a recent attack by the Boko Haram insurgents on Gajiram, the headquarters of Nganzai local government area of Borno.
Commenting on the attack that left not less than four persons dead and eleven missing, Adeniyi on Sunday, August 25, encouraged troops to hold their grounds and fight the insurgents to a stand still as their duty requires.
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