Maiduguri Residents Commend Military For Repelling Insurgents’ Attacks

Soldier, 15 Others Killed, 83 Injured In Fresh Borno Attack


Residents of Maiduguri on Sunday commended the military for successfully repelling another round of insurgents’ attacks on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

According to reports, the insurgents had launched an early morning multiple attacks on Maiduguri-Biu road and
Maiduguri-Ngala road within Maiduguri metropolis before they were repelled by the military.

Alhaji Jubrin Gunda, a legal practitioner in Maiduguri town, said that the military had lived up to the expectations by its gallantry efforts in repelling the attacks.

“We thank God that the attacks are over now.

“Our military actually worked hard in repelling the attacks, I must commend them for the effort.”

Gunda, who is also the Secretary of a vigilante group, called Civilian JTF, said that the gallantry of the military boosted the morale of the
members of his vigilance group in rendering support to the military operation.

“The bravery of the military encouraged our boys to support them (military) in quelling the attacks.

“I think, they (military) deserve commendation.”

Gunda said that hundreds of the insurgents were killed during the encounter with the military, which lasted for hours.

“From the information reaching me, the insurgents suffered heavy casualty.

“About 13 vehicles were recovered from them.”

Mallam Modu Wallama, a Maiduguri-based businessman, also applauded the military for gallantry and urged the military to sustain the tempo in fighting the insurgents.

“The victory over the insurgents has shown clearly that Nigerian soldiers can successfully taimed the insurgency.

“I want to advise our military to start fighting the insurgents at their base, rather than wait for them to attack before repelling them.”

Hajja Aisha Gujba, a business women, however, urged the Federal Government to provide modern equipment to the military to enable them end the insurgency within the shortage possible time.

The residents were woken up by heavy artillery fire, as the insurgents tried to gain entry into the city through the two gate ways.

Commenting on the feat achieved by the military, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence Information, in a text message to journalists in Maiduguri, confirmed that the military had successfully repelled the attacks.



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