•Restore normalcy in borno community
The Nigerian Army has on Sunday announced that it has recaptured and restored normalcy to Gudambali community, with combined efforts of troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, after attack by Boko Haram terrorists.
Local officials and security sources on Saturday said that Boko Haram jihadists had taken over Gudumbali in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno state on friday, after sacking and occupying a military base.
Confirming the attack, the army spokesman, brig. Gen Texas Chukwu stated that the combined troops of 82 Division Task Force Brigade and 158 Task Force Battalion conducting Counter Insurgency Operations in North Eastern Nigeria, had an encounter with Boko Haram insurgents in the community.
He explained that the encounter took place when the insurgents attacked the community, set some buildings ablaze and quickly withdrew from the community.
Chukwu however maintained that no casualty was recorded in the attack.
He urged the residents of the community to remain calm as “the troops have regrouped and normalcy have been restored.
He further stated “The troops have also been reinforced with additional troops to dominate the general area.
“The people of Gudumbali community and Guzamala Local Government in general are urged to remain calm and resilient as Operation Lafiya Dole troops tirelessly combat the terrorists.
“They are also implored to maintain high level of vigilance and monitor strange faces to prevent fleeing Boko Haram terrorists from infiltrating and hibernating in their communities.
“The good people of the North East are assured of the unalloyed resolve of troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to continue to combat the Boko Haram terrorists in the region”.