Troops repel another Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Troops repel another Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

- Nigerian soldiers have stopped an attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to invade Maiduguri, the Borno state capital

- The botched attack on Maiduguri which started around 7.30pm was said to have lasted for nearly an hour

- The attack is reported to have taken place about the same time the insurgents attacked Babangida, a community in Yobe state

Nigerian soldiers on Sunday, February 16, repelled Haram insurgents who attempted to invade Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

Troops repel another Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri
The attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to invade Maiduguri, the Borno state capital was foiled by troops
Source: UGC

Premium Times reports that the attack which started around 7.30pm lasted for nearly an hour.

Ahmadu Haga, a local security official told the newspaper that the attack occurred around Kaliyari

Also, an official of the Civilian-JTF, Bello Danbatta, told Premium Times on the telephone that the attack took place at the last military checkpoint near Ngwom village.

The attack was said occurred about the same time Boko Haram insurgents attacked Babangida, a community in Yobe state.

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Earlier, had reported that an attempt by the insurgents to attack along Gashua road in Damaturu, Yobe state was on Sunday, February 16, foiled by the Nigerian Army with support from fighter jets. Channels TV reports that Lieutenant Chinonso Oteh, the acting assistant director, Army public relations, Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, confirmed the incident.

He said the insurgents' planned attacks was successfully repelled by the gallant troops. Residents of the community speaking to the TV station disclosed the insurgents were sighted advancing to the state capital along Babangida town, Tarmuwa local government council around 5.00pm.

Meanwhile, Nigeria's Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, February 13, assured Nigerians that the people employed to secure lives and property of citizens would be relieved of the jobs if they do not meet the target.

Daily Trust reports that Lawan said this at the plenary after the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance by Senator Kashim Shettima (Borno) calling for the establishment of Military formations in Auno following the recent attack on the community.

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The Senate president said while it is important for the military to intensify their efforts in the fight against insurgency in the northeast, citizens must continue to be focused and united to deal with insecurity.

Still on security, a report by The Nation indicates that a security summit slated to hold between the southeast governors and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Wednesday, February 12, was almost disrupted. reports that the delay by southeast governors and the IGP to arrive at the venue of the security summit nearly marred the event.

The event which was slated for 9 am was attended by the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, traditional rulers from the five states of the zone, religious leaders, captains of industry and other stakeholders from the zone.

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They had all arrived on time with the venue, Base 2 event centre filled to capacity and the police band was on hand entertaining.

But as at 1 pm, the governors were nowhere to be seen as the VIPs patiently waited. ( - We have upgraded to serve you better.

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