- The Nigerian army has given an update about its offensive against Boko Haram insurgents
- The military said its troops foiled an attempt by insurgents to overrun a town in Yobe state
- An offensive against insurgents also led to the release of some captives
The Nigerian army has reportedly recorded some victories over Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents in the northeast.
A spokesperson for the defence media operations, Benard Onyeuko in a statement on Monday, November 9, stated that ISWAP insurgents who attempted to infiltrate Buni Gari town in Yobe state were dealt a decisive blow.
Onyeuko said following a fierce gunfight, the terrorists were forced to retreat in disarray.
He said the troops of 27 task force brigade pursued the terrorists and inflicted more casualties on the insurgents.
He disclosed that in another operation, troops of 151 task force battalion destroyed the hideout of some Boko Haram insurgents in the Miyanti in Bama area of Borno State.
According to the military spokesperson, the troops rescued one woman and 3 children unharmed from the terrorists.
Meanwhile, the federal government has issued a statement regarding the six Nigerians who were convicted in the United Arab Emirates for alleged funding of Boko Haram insurgents.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), said the Nigerians can appeal their conviction to the UAE Supreme Court.
She noted that the convicts lost their appeal but they could file a fresh appeal to the apex court in the Emirates if they wished.
In another report, the Arewa Citizens for Good Governance (ACGG) has commended the Nigerian army’s Operation Sahel Sanity for rescuing nursing mothers and children kidnapped by bandits in Diskuru village in Faskari local government area of Katsina state.
The group said it is impressed by the successes recorded by the army, especially as the victims captured by the terrorist group were freed without harm.
In a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Aminu Abubakar, ACGG said even though five of the bandits that abducted the people were killed during the operation, the good news is that the victims have been rescued.
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