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Troops Repel Attack On Military In Yobe State



Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai. (File Photo)

Army Re-strategizes To Combat Terrorism In The North East

The Nigerian Army has revealed that its troops have overpowered gunmen who attacked its team in Jilli, a border town between Borno and Yobe state.

Soldiers injured during the attack have also been taken to a military hospital where they are receiving treatment.

According to information made available to Naija News by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai and his team, have already started operational assessment of development in the North East.

“The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai and his team have been in the Theatre in last 48hours to access the Operational development in the North East, particularly Northern Borno and have just concluded strategies to improve on the State of Security of the general area. Jilli is a border town between Borno and Yobe states with close access to Niger Republic,” the statement reads.

“The attack in Jilli was very unfortunate but has been brought under control as our troops have since reoccupied the location and are exploiting ahead. In most asymmetric operations incessant attacks of this nature are not uncommon.”

“The wounded soldiers are presently receiving treatment in the Military Hospital. Military operations are normally of strategic national security value and the media need to be very cautious when reporting some of these development that has national security implications.”

“The North East of Nigeria remains very safe and the general public are advised to remain law abiding and go about their businesses.”

Source: Naija News

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