No Communities In Borno Recaptured By Boko Haram – Army Chief

No Communities In Borno Recaptured By Boko Haram – Army Chief

By Omos Oyibode | Staff Reporter on May 27, 2016
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The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai making remarks after receiving the report | Nigerian Army Photo

The Nigerian chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on Thursday, May 26, 2016 said that no communities in Borno have been recaptured by the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram. He also said that the tempo of victory being recorded against the Boko Haram insurgents in the north eastern states of Nigeria.

Buratai spoke when he visited the governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun in Abeokuta the state capital.

Local sources told the press that Boko Haram attack sacked 5 communities five communities of Ladin Buta near Khaddamari village, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Thirteen people were killed in the attacks and homes and properties were burnt. Community leaders provided photo evidence of these attacks.

According to Channels Television, he dismissed reports in the media that some communities in the North eastern states have been recaptured by members of the insurgents.

Rather he said the military is in full control of the zone and no area has been ceded to or recaptured by the terrorists.

The army chief called on Nigerians to be more security conscious and cooperate with the security apparatus in the battle against the terrorism and protect the territorial integrity of the country.

Governor Amosun commended the army and other security agencies for restoring peace to the troubled zone.


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