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Troops thwart Boko Haram attack on Yobe

Troops of the Nigerian Army have thwarted an attack on Geidam, a town in Yobe State, by Boko Haram insurgents.

The terrorists attempted to infiltrate the town on Wednesday evening but were chased out by the gallant security operatives.

Modu Ali, a resident of the town, said security operatives acted on a tip-off and also other locals who left the town after the last attack, had returned to celebrate Sallah.

Reacting to this, the State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, applauded the security operatives for exhibiting bravery.

In a statement by his media aide, Mamman Mohammed, Buni said,

“It is heart warming that, although the enemy withdrew, the soldiers gallantly pursued them and cleared an ambush mounted on their way.

“The government and people of Yobe state appreciate this act of bravery to secure the general area and allow the people of Geidam to continue celebrating the Sallah festivities peacefully.”

He said such proactive measures will check the wanton attacks on innocent persons.

The governor called on the people to always volunteer useful and timely information to the security operatives to enhance proactive measures against such attacks.

Recall that about two months ago, Boko Haram insurgents, launched a massive attack on Geidam, killing scores and displacing many residents.