The Nigerian military says it’ll clear the Boko Haram “terrorists” hiding in Baga, a city in Borno state.
On Thursday,insurgents attacked the headquarters of the 7 brigade multinational joint job power (MNJTF) at Baga and hoisted their flag within the city.
In an announcement, Sani Usman, director military public relations, mentioned troopers are in pursuit of the sect members, whereas officers of the air power have been mobilised and are participating the “fleeing terrorists”.
“Please recall that yesterday, Wednesday 26th December 2018 suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked the headquarters of seven Brigade Multinational Joint Job Drive (MNJTF), Baga, Borno State, at about 7.00pm,” the assertion learn.
“The troops together with their Nigerian Navy counterparts put up a really decided combat to repel the assault all through the night time, whereas Sector three Operation LAFIYA DOLE despatched in reinforcement who’re in sizzling pursuit of the terrorists. Equally, a Search and Rescue workforce has been constituted.
“The Nigerian Air Drive part has additionally been mobilised and are participating the fleeing terrorists. Sadly, a naval personnel was killed in motion. To date, no additional particulars of casualties but as efforts are on going clear the terrorists hiding in Baga and environs.
“We enjoin all to stay calm because the troops conduct clearance and mop up operations. We implore members of most of the people to ignore any opposite data circulating on the assault. We’ll preserve you posted with improvement on the pursuit and mop up operations.”