- There was jubilation in Monguno town after the military repelled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents
- Residents of the town praised the troops for the gallantry displayed in repelling the attack
- The people of the town thanked the troops for saving them from the insurgents
There was jubilation in Monguno town of Borno state on Saturday, June 13, after the military repelled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the town.
Daily Trust reported that residents of the town praised the troops for the gallantry displayed in repelling the attack.
Sources told the newspaper that residents of the town came out to appreciate the soldiers for preventing a Boko Haram invasion of the area.
“Everyone is happy now, there is celebration everywhere; the troops have done brilliantly today. There is relief now.
“There was panick few hours ago but now we are fine and safe. The streets are filled with people celebrating the victory of the military over evil people,” a staff with an International Non-Governmental Organisation, INGO disclosed.
A security source said the troops successfully repelled the insurgents with the help of air bombardment.
Meanwhile, the residents of the Mazoji and Sarkin Fulani Fafu village have been thrown into mourning following the murder of the village head, Malam Dikko Usman, by men suspected to be bandits.
Late Usman was reportedly murdered on Friday evening, June 12, in his residence in Mazoji ward in Matazu local government area in Katsina state, Daily Trust report.
Legit.ng gathers that suspected armed bandits turned the village into commotion as they headed to the residence of the late village head and killed him.
The late traditional ruler, until his death, worked with the dental department at Kankia General hospital. Usman's brother confirmed the incident on Saturday, June 13, saying the late traditional ruler had unknowingly sheltered the suspected bandits.
In another report, the defence headquarters (DHQ) has disclosed that the killing of 81 people in Borno recently was a revenge attack by insurgents on the people for revealing their locations to the Nigerian military.
The defence spokesman, Major General John Enenche, told Channels TV on Friday, June 12, that another killing of 40 people in Katsina was also carried out by bandits because residents in the area had informed the military about the location of the attackers.
He said the fight against insecurity in the north was facing challenges from lack of intelligence.
The spokesperson pointed out that fight against insurgency would have recorded more progress if there was cooperation from communities and localities where insurgents operate.
Enenche said intelligence played a key role in the successes recorded by other countries in the fight against insurgency.
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