Buni Gari 105: Intensify onslaught against terrorists - Arewa youths to Army
- Members of an Arewa Youth group have commended troops of the Nigerian Army over the attack against some Boko Haram elements in Buni Gari
- The youth group urged the troops to intensify offences against terrorists in the northeast region
- According to the group, the troops could do more with acknowledgement and the right motivation from citizens and stakeholders alike
The Arewa Action for Change and Peace (AACP) has urged the Nigerian Army to sustain its momentum against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.
The group's call followed a recent attack against insurgents by troops of the Nigerian Army in Buni Gari.
The attack which led to the killing of 105 members of the terrorist group in Buni Gari.
A statement signed by the Arewa youths president, Haske Abdulmuminu, on Monday, April 20, said Nigerian Army's mission to eliminate the terrorists is closer than envisaged, especially with the charismatic, dogged and resilient of the chief of army staff.
Abdulmuminu urged Nigerians to rally behind the troops while e assuring troops of ACP's unflinching support, especially in dampening the work of Boko Haram sympathizers.
He appealed to the troops to intensify efforts to flush out the remnants of insurgents and also be mindful of the dynamics of how COVID-19 interplays with the military operations.
He said the group will love to see more unrepentant Boko Haram fighters bite the dust especially with the ideology that drives them.
"Now that the terrorists are no longer free to escape across the border, beyond Nigeria’s jurisdiction, we can see that troops led by Lt. General Buratai, who relocated to the theatre of operations, have made enormous gains beyond the expectations of Nigerians," Abdulmuminu said.
He said the Arewa youths believe the troops could do more with acknowledgement and the right motivation from citizens and stakeholders alike.
He said: "It is also important that troops approach the remaining operations without the intention of taking captives in order to avoid the kind of mess in which the Chadian authorities have now found themselves after 44 of 58 Boko Haram terrorists they captured during battle committed mass bombing while in custody."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Geidam local government area of Yobe state.
The terrorists were however killed in multiple airstrikes conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole at Durbada in Borno State.
Witnesses said residents of the community ran helter-skelter, scampering for safety as the attack came at the time that residents were out for their businesses.
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Also, the Nigerian Army earlier said that 105 Boko Haram insurgents were killed in a battle at Buni Gari, Gujba local government of Yobe state.
The acting director of army public relations, said the attack on the insurgents was carried out on Saturday evening, April 18, by troops of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, led by their commander, Brig Gen Lawrence Araba.
according to the Army, the attack was carried out after intelligence reports received by the army indicated that insurgents were planning on attacking Buni Gari community in Yobe state.
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