Troopers deployed to a navy camp in Sarki Pawa of Munya native authorities space of Niger state gallantly repelled assault by bandits on their camp, killing scores of the hoodlums within the ensued battle.
Spokesperson Coalition of Shiroro Associations (COSA) Salis M. Sabo acknowledged this Monday in Minna.
He mentioned the terrorists invaded the camp at about 2.15am Monday “in an try and ambush our safety males. Sadly for the terrorists, the gallant troopers had been on alert even at that late hours of the night time.”
“The terrorists got here in a whole lot attempting to dislodge the navy base. The navy engaged them in a gun duel which lasted for about 2 hours till the navy known as for reinforcement and efficiently neutralized them,” he additional mentioned.
Whereas commending the navy for the tenacity in repelling the bandits, Sabo mentioned It took the navy lower than half-hour to reach Sarkin Pawa from Minna in response to the misery name for reinforcement.
He mentioned “the vitality and keenness our safety males are actually combating towards terrorists in our locality, is unprecedented and has restored hope within the thoughts of the folks.
“By the report at our disposal, there was no casualty recorded within the facet of the navy, however there’s robust indication that scores of terrorists had been gunned down, though the quantity is but to be ascertained.”
The navy and different safety companies had been but to difficulty assertion on the incident on the time of submitting this report.
Would‘ve been lethal
Reacting on the foiled assault, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello recommended the navy and different safety companies for his or her swift and proactive motion.
The governor gave the commendation in a press release in Minna issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs. Mary Noel-Berje.
He confirmed that the terrorists, suspected to be members of Boko Haram of their numbers round 2:23am on Monday, tried to assault communities and a navy base in Sarkin-Pawa, the headquarters of Munya native authorities, including that ” they met their waterloo following the swift response by the Nigeria troopers throughout which lots of the bandits had been neutralised.”
“The deliberate assault would have been devastating if not for swift response by the gallant troopers at Sarkin-Pawa and the reenforcement staff that responded swiftly to misery calls.”
The governor additionally confirmed that there was no casualty on the facet of the navy whereas a lot of terrorists had been reportedly neutralised with a few of them escaping with bullet wounds.
He mentioned, “Niger State Authorities acknowledges the hassle of the navy and different safety companies within the combat towards insecurity within the state. The Authorities and the folks of Niger State are really hopeful with approach our safety operatives at all times reply to assaults regardless of the poor nature of the terrain wherein they combat the enemies of the state.”
Quite the opposite, nevertheless, members of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) Monday morning ambushed a convoy of navy troops and Civilian Joint Duties Power (CJTF) members killing the Chairman of CJTF, Alhaji Bukar Mandama and different vigilante members in Gubio native authorities space of Borno state.
One other member of the CJTF who sustained gunshot damage was evacuated from the scene and now receiving remedy on the State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.
Equally, it was additionally gathered that some safety personnel had been doubtless affected within the ambush with minor accidents, whereas 5 others, together with Mandama, had been mentioned to have been killed within the convoy.
Nonetheless, it was gathered that some residents of Gubio city on Sunday sighted a Boko Haram’s convoy with two autos and bikes heading in the direction of the Rural Grazing Space (RUGA) underneath development on the outskirts of the city to trigger havoc Sunday morning.
Upon getting the knowledge, sources mentioned the navy authorities within the space mobilised and deployed troops with some males of the CJTF to supply ample safety across the facility. Not one of the terrorists was nevertheless sighted, even because the troops spent the night time there.
Unknown to the troops and different safety companies, the terrorists had laid an ambush Monday morning whereas going again to city.
They consequently opened hearth on the troops convoy, resulting in heavy casualties on the facet of the safety convoy, whilst sources mentioned, scores of the terrorists had been additionally neutralised within the change of gunfire fiesta.
Confirming the incident, Chairman Gubio native authorities council, Alhaji Bukar Sulum Zowo mentioned: “We awoke with a tragic information this morning as Boko Haram killed our CJTF Chairman, Alhaji Mandama and different member in a street ambush.”
Zowo, who revealed this to journalists’ in Maiduguri Monday on the State Specialists Hospital, Maiduguri whereas providing help to the victims to cushion their medical payments, prayed for the repose of the souls of the lifeless and wished those that sustained gunshot accidents quickest restoration.
A gaggle of terrorists had invaded Gubio city Mach 2022 and kidnapped the Principal Medical Officer of Gubio Basic Hospital, Dr Bulama, who continues to be in their captivity.