Nigerian Army said its troops on counter-terrorism in North-East have killed scores of Boko Haram terrorists where another terrorists’ attack was successfully repelled by its troops on Sector 1 of its 27 Task Force Brigade located at Gaidam, Yobe State.
The Army stressed that reinforcement was deployed to that effect.
Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sani Usman confirmed the development in a statement, explaining “the troops killed most of the attacking terrorists and destroyed their weapons and equipment.
“However, and regretfully too, we lost 3 soldiers and some equipment during the encounter.”
According to the army spokesman, the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai who was on operational visit to North East, personally visited the troops’ location and assessed the damage done.
Usman stated further, “he warned the officers of the unit that such ugly incident should not be allowed to happen again. The COAS also drove into the town and further assessed damage by the terrorists and gave further directives to the troops for the defence and improved security of the general area.
“He also met with some of the community leaders and Idris Aloma Polytechnic staff where he assured them of their safety and improved security. The situation in Geidam is now calm and people are going about their normal businesses” Usman added.
The Army chief was received at Geidam by the General Officer Commanding, 3 Division, Major General Hassan Umaru and Acting Commander 27 Task Force Brigade who led the reinforcement team last night.


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