Nigeria sends 500 more soldiers to battle Boko Haram

Nigeria sends 500 more soldiers to battle Boko Haram

Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:28 pm

Nigerian soldiers: more go to battle front

Nigerian soldiers: more go to battle front

The military authorities have recently deployed more than 500 troops to the North-East to reinforce personnel on ground to flush out insurgents from some communities in the area.

Mr Mike Omeri, Coordinator, National Information Centre, made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja while giving update on security in the area.

He vowed that the troops would soon flush out insurgents from Gulak, Michika and Kunchinga and other communities in Adamawa, where they currently hold sway.

“As part of efforts being made to check the incursion and Boko Haram challenge, the military has continued to reinforce its presence in several challenged communities in the North-East.

“Military authorities have confirmed the renewed deployment of more than 500 troops or about that to support the expedition around that area.

“We believe that with this commitment and the additional deployment, the situation will be brought under control’’, he said.

Omeri said that contrary to media reports, the insurgents did not sack Mubi, adding that “situation report indicates that Mubi town is calm.’’

He said that troops including the police and other services were   patrolling the town to guard against any untoward incident.

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