- Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have carried out another attack near Lantaiwa, a community in Yobe state
- The military has gotten information about the attack and has deployed men to the area to battle the insurgents
- Lieutenant Chinonso Oteh, who serves as one of the spokespersons in sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed that the army has been mobilised troops the area
Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Friday, February 21, carried out another attack in near Lantaiwa, a community in Yobe state.
Channels TV reports that the insurgents attacked vehicles driving along the route which is located 70 kilometers north from Damaturu the Yobe state capital.
The military seems to have gotten information about the attack and has deployed men to the area to battle the insurgents.
Lieutenant Chinonso Oteh, who serves as one of the spokespersons in sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole, said the army has been mobilised troops the area.
Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has assured Nigerians that the country will win the battle against insurgency despite the current situation.
Sultan Abubakar gave the assurance on Thursday, February 20, when speaking at a conference on love and tolerance in Abuja, Daily Trust reports.
The sultan, who was represented by the Emir of Jiwa, Idris Musa, said the killings in the country have escalated to the point that the rich are avoiding the poor for fear of being harmed.
The monarch urged Nigerians to stop their sinful ways and abide by God’s instructions. He asked Muslims and Christians to pray for God to show mercy and restore peace and progress in Nigeria.
In another report, Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has called for unity among Nigerians as the country navigates through its security challenges, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Legit.ng gathered that Obasanjo made the call in Abuja during the burial service of Jennifer Etuh, wife of the chairman, Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN), Thomas Etuh.
The former president said the country would be better off if its citizens see themselves as agents of unity.
He said: “The bible says in all things give thanks. In the part of the country where I come from, culturally, we believe that anybody who dies no matter his or her age has automatically become the senior to those alive.
“As Thomas has said, here we are; I have seen people I will meet in the Mosque here and I have also seen people I will meet in the Church here and what can be unifying than this."
Obasanjo noted that Nigeria would be better off if people are united.
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