- The attack on Gulio LGA in Borno by Boko Haram insurgents was truly serious
- Governor Babagana Zulum paid a visit to the attack site on Wednesday, June 10
- Zulum revealed that a lot of terrorists reside in the Chad region, which is one of their greatest strong points
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has paid a visit to Gulio local government area of Borno state where Boko Haram insurgents killed a lot of villagers.
There were reports that insurgents murdered at least 70 natives of Faduma Kolomdi village in the state, TVC News reports.
Describing the attack as barbaric, Governor Zulum evacuated about five injured persons in his official convoy to a hospital for immediate treatment.
The governor revealed that one strong point the insurgents are holding on to for now is the fact that they have a hiding place in Chad. He added that the terrorists can be defeated when they are dislodged from the region.
Zulum said: "The only solution to end this massacre is by dislodging the insurgents in the shores of Lake Chad. Doing so will require collaborative regional efforts.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that just hours after Boko Haram insurgents killed a lot of villagers in Gubio, Borno, troops of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, June 10, retaliated in the offensive around Sambisa forest.
Apart from the fact that soldiers of Operation Lafiya Dole neutralised many terrorists in the state, the insurgents' hideout in the Kacha Korle area of the ill-fated forest was destroyed.
This victory for the military was confirmed on Wednesday by Major General John Enenche, the coordinator of the Defence media operations.
In his report, Enenche disclosed that the hideout was always a meeting and staging point for the terrorists. He revealed that the victory was as a result of intelligence gathering by the Air task force that dealt a devastating blow on the location.
The commander said: “Overhead the target area, many BHT fighters were observed in and around some prominent structures. These were engaged in successive passes by the attack aircraft leading to the destruction of some of the structures as well as the neutralization of several of the terrorists.”
Before this, Legit.ng reported that villagers numbering over 70 were killed by men suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday afternoon, June 9, during a fresh attack in Borno state.
The attack, which was carried out in Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area of Borno, was said to have been unleashed on helpless locals around 12pm.
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