For about the fourth time since February 2014, Boko Haram terrorists moved last night against Buratai, the hometown of the new chief of army staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, which is also the location of a military camp.
In their desperate attempt to capture the town, the invaders struck at about 9:30pm but they were repelled by Nigerian soldiers. The terrorists returned at about 3am and were again pushed back.
Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said in a short message that the “suspected terrorists made a futile attempt to attack Buratai town in Borno State and the military camp located in the area. I am glad to inform you that the gallant soldiers rose to the occasion and dealt with them.
“They, however, made concerted effort at about 3am which was equally repelled by the gallant soldiers. The situation and town is cool and calm.”
By the time they struck first in February, last year, Gen. Buratai was serving as commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta.
Troops Rescue 30 From Boko Haram’s Den In Dikwa
Nigerian troops have rescued at least 30 persons from the insurgents in Kwayabe and Wufe wards in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.
The Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, 7 Division, Colonel Tukur Gusau said that the rescued were 21 children, a six-day-old infant, seven women, including three nursing mothers and two elderly male adults.
“Troops also discovered a training shed inside the vandalised and looted palace of the Shehu of Dikwa, where weapon handling and engagement of aircraft were being taught to new Boko Haram recruits,” Gusau said.
Boko Haram threat forces Cameroonians to shut Mosques, Islamic centres
Cameroonian authorities have ordered the closure of all mosques and Islamic centres in the far northern region of the country.
It was gathered that the decision was taken due to security concerns after several terror attacks in the region occasioned by the country’s war against Boko Haram.