- In what can be described as good news, Boko Haram insurgents have been repelled by troops when the criminals attempted to attack Babangida town
- Also, the Army captured one gun truck, one Dushka Anti Aircraft Gun, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) among others
- Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has commended the troops for their vigilance
Boko Haram terrorists have failed in their attempt to attack men of Nigerian troops. The soldiers on their part captured some fighting equipment belonging to the terrorists, Channels TV reports.
Specifically, the soldiers captured one gun truck, one Dushka Anti Aircraft Gun, two AK 47 rifles and unprimed Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).
The incident occurred at Babangida town, the headquarters of Tarmuwa local government area of Yobe state.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyeam Nwachukwu, on Wednesday, August 25, Voice of Nigeria (VON) reports.
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Going further, Nwachukwu revealed that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, commended the troops for their vigilance and swiftness in countering the attack.
He assured law-abiding people of Yobe state and the northeast in general that he is determined to rout the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists from their hideouts.
Attack on NDA by bandits stirs reactions
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that reactions have been trailing the recent attack by the bandits on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) as questions are being raised by intelligence experts and concerned citizens on how to really end the security crisis in Nigeria.
One of such reactions was from a former Navy Commodore, Kunle Olawunmi, who alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is unperturbed by the activities of top politicians who sponsor terrorists in Nigeria.
He noted that Boko Haram terrorists mentioned names of current governors, senators and Aso Rock officials as sponsors during interrogation yet the president due to reasons best known to him, refuses to arrest them.
Chief Of Defence Staff reacts to Kaduna attack
The CDS while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, August 24, in Yola, described the attack as madness, one that should be stopped soon and also seeks an end to banditry.
Legit.ng gathered that this was made known by Major General Olufemi Sawyer, the director of Defence information.