FG Deploys 500 Troops To Troubled N/East, Says Mubi Town Is Calm

soldiersThe military authorities have recently deployed more than 500 troops to the troubled Northastern part of the country to reinforce personnel on ground to flush out insurgents, who have seized some communities in the area.

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

Omeri 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 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 pointed out that contrary to media reports, the insurgents did not seize 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 safeguard it against any unexpected attack.