Nigerian Troops Quell ISWAP Boko Haram’s Attempt on Damboa
Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, Operation HADIN KAI in the North East have quelled a dawn attack attempted on Damboa town in the early hours of Sunday 8 August 21 by Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists. The criminals made a futile effort to infiltrate the town, but were met with heavy volume of fire from the vigilant troops.
While attempting to infiltrate the town with unconfirmed numbers of foot soldiers and some mounted on motorcycles, the terrorists suffered debilitating gunshot wounds from troops’ fire, forcing them to beat the retreat in disarray. The troops are currently on the trail of the fleeing terrorists. Unfortunately, in the exchange of fire that ensued, two vehicles belonging to the Civilian Joint Task Force were razed by fire.
The troops of Operation HADIN KAI have been commended for their vigilance and swift response in quelling the attack. They are also encouraged not to allow any form of distraction from the marauding terrorists, whose ranks have suffered enormous depletion in manpower as a result of ongoing air and artillery bombardments.
Law abiding people of North East Nigeria are assured of the Chief of Army Staff’s determination to finally rout the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province criminals from their hideouts. The good people of the North East are also encouraged to continue to avail the troops with actionable information that will enhance the execution of the ongoing Counter Terrorism Counter Insurgency operations in the region.
Director Army Public Relations
Zulum Visits Baga, Lauds Security agencies
Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum travelled to Baga, a famous fishing area, over the weekend, during which he supervised the resettlement of 500 families that were made up of 1,200 members displaced for more than seven years, by insurgents attacks.
Of the 1,200 family members, 716 women each received N10,000 cash, a wrapper and children clothings, while 486 men received also N10,000 each.
Both the men and women each received a bag of rice, a bag of maize grill and other condiments.
Doron Baga, a fishing community located in the shores of Lake Chad is in Kukawa local government area, and was a major area of economic interest to Boko Haram, during their occupation for more than seven years.
Displaced residents relocated IDP camps in Monguno IDPs until Zulum set up a resettlement committee that was headed by Borno’s attorney general and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan. The committee rebuilt homes and public institutions and began to safely resettle residents, most of whom had been anxious to return.
At the latest resettlement, Zulum addressed returnees at Doron Baga primary school.
“This town was dislodged by the insurgents many years ago. Today, to the glory of God, we are withnesing the first return of the people to their home town from Monguno town of Monguno Local Government area” the Governor said.
Zulum however warned the returnees that, government will not condone any form of sabotage from any individual, enjoining them to report any suspicious person or activity, as it is only with their co-operation, that security could continue to safeguard Baga.
Resettlement committee chairman, Kaka Shehu Lawan said that success of people’s return was due to Zulum’s resilience and untiring effort, explaining that with the return, many have returned to fishing businesses.
Meanwhile, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has applauded the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment towards the return of peace to the shores of Lake Chad and ongoing resettlement.
“Let me use this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to the Commander in Chief of the armed forces of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari first creating the enabling environment that ensures the return of this very important community.”
The Governor also appreciated the efforts of the Nigerian military, other security establishments and volunteers in civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes for supporting the military and the resettlement committee’s reconstruction efforts.
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Report By: PRNigeria.com