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Attack on troop’s location/alleged missing soldiers: Buratai, top Army Commanders visit Yobe State

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. General Tukur Buratai and his team of top Army Commanders have been in the Theatre of operations 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.

Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai / AFP

A statement from Army headquarters while making the disclosure said, “Jilli is a border town between Borno and Yobe states with close access to Niger Republic.

It said, “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 developments that have national security implications.

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

It would be recalled that the Army had said after news of the attack resulting in scores of soldiers allegedly missing, that no soldier was missing and that such reports were calculated misinformation aimed at dissuading returning IDPs from going back to their liberated communities.


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