- The governor of Borno state has ensured that soldiers injured during a battle with ISWAP terrorists are not left without a smile on their faces
- The governor gifted the wounded soldiers N5 million during his visit to an Army hospital where they are receiving treatment
- Governor Babagana Zulum also consoled the injured soldiers while appreciating their gallantry and patriotism towards the state and Nigeria as a whole
Some soldiers who fought in a battle with terrorists of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been gifted N5 million by the Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum.
Daily Trust reports that the soldiers who had fought with ISWAP members at errorists at Rann, a border town between Nigeria and Cameroon received the cash gifts during the governor's visit.
The governor had visited the soldiers at the Army Hospital at Maimalari Barracks, located in Maiduguri., Borno state.
Speaking during the visit, Zulum who was received by the general officer commanding the 7 Division of the Army, Brigadier General Abdulwahab Eyitayo, directed the release of N5 million to the soldiers.
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PM News reports that the money was immediately distributed among all the soldiers as the governor consoled and appreciated them for their gallantry and patriotism.
Zulum was accompanied on the visit by members of the Borno state House of Assembly, the commissioners of justice and local government and emirate affairs.
Soldiers' fierce gunbattle with ISWAP members
The Army spokesperson has said that soldiers deployed to Borno had a fierce gunbattle with ISWAP terrorists in Rann.
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said the insurgents had mounted gun trucks and motorcycles in the area.
He, however, noted that the troops at the Foward Operational Base (FOB), Rann killed 26 members of the insurgents and recovered vehicles, ammunition among others.
Nwachukwu also said that two officers and five soldiers paid the supreme price, while three other personnel sustained gunshot wounds and have been moved to the hospital.
Army tells Maiduguri residents what to do after a bomb blast
The Nigerian Army has asked residents of the communities in Maiduguri, Borno state's capital city to remain calm after the Saturday, December 4, explosions that rocked the area.
The director of Army public relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said the terrorists made an unsuccessful attempt to maintain some level of relevance in with the explosions.
Nwachukwu said troops of the Joint Task Force of the northeast, operation Hadin Kai have immediately responded to the breach of security in the city by the terrorists.
Army barracks in a deplorable state due to insurgency, Senate says
Lawmakers of the Nigerian Senate have attributed the deplorable state of Army barracks across Nigeria to the insurgency.
The lawmakers have also assured that they will make sure more money is earmarked for renovation and the building of barracks in Nigeria
The Senate said the poor state of the barracks may not be fully addressed with the ongoing war against insurgency.