Mike Omeri, the coordinator of the national information center has announced the deployment of about 500 soldiers to the join the ongoing war on terrorism in the north eastern part of the country.
The specific assignment of the deployed personnel is to patrol towns in the troubled region to forestall any untoward incident.
Omeri said the development was a boost in the war against Boko Haram, debunking claims in some quarters that the sect members had taken control of Mubi in Adamawa state, adding that the towns of Gulak, Mulak and Kunchinga communities which had fallen into the hands of the insurgents would be recaptures very soon.
In his words: “As part of efforts being made to check the incursion and Boko Haram challenge, the military has continued to reinforce its presence in several challenged communities in the north-east. Military authorities have confirmed the renewed deployment of more than 500 troops or about that to support the expedition around that area. We believe that with this commitment and the additional deployment, the situation will be brought under control.
The military on their own part have also refuted reports that the sect members have Maiduguri, the capital of the troubled Borno state.
Defence authorities also ascribed the report to the handiwork of alarmists who were out to cause panic, adding that it was prepared to repel any attack.