Boko Haram: FG Deploys 500 Troops To North East

About 500 troops have been deployed to the North East to contain insurgency in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states, the Federal Government, yesterday, confirmed.

Coordinator of National Information Centre, Mr. Mike Omeri, gave the confirmation while briefing newsmen in Abuja on the current security situation in the country.

Omeri said the deployment of the troops was contrary to rumours that there was no presence of the military in the affected states.

He maintained that normalcy had returned to Mubi and other cities claimed to have been taken over by the dreaded Boko Haram sect.

“We just have one issue today about reinforcement of military troop as part of the effort to check and caution Boko Haram sect challenge in the country.

“The Nigeria military has continued to enforce its presence on the security challenges in communities in the North East.

“Contrary to media reports, striking of some towns in Adamawa State, such as Mubi, the military have confirmed the new redeployment of more than 500 troops to support the expectation around those areas, including Gulak, Michika among others. We believe with this commitment and effort, the situation will be brought under control.

“Meanwhile the situation report indicates that Mubi town is calm, while troops, including the police and other services, are on patrol there,” Omeri said.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Publicizing the actual strenght of forces/agents deployed to a zone of opération @ any point in tym could always aid the enemy to overwhelm n overrun any intruder. Weda u be cia or us marine.

  2. The nigerian military is respected in the world I know boko haram ins urgency can be handle by our army without any external force if the army effort is not sabotage good luck the issue will soon be a history

  3. It is actually not very true that the Nigeria troops alone is enough to eradicate boko haram. We also need to appreciate the ability and the air strikes America is striking in Iraq against the ISIL, it is this actually that lend to the drop down of Islamic strength. Now because this strong hold is shaking, it is of course the reason to why the Nigeria militaries now begins to defeat boko haram. Even Iraq soldiers now they have began to defeat the isil terrorists, Nigeria rise now it is your time to gain victory, if we sleep now, the next battle we may not mange it.

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