Military commiserates with community after Boko Haram attack

Posted by News Express | 20 June 2016 | 3,115 times

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Following the attack on Kuda community in Adamawa State by some suspected Boko Haram terrorists, the Nigerian Army says the Commander, 28 Task Force Brigade, Brigadier-General Felix Omoigui has visited and commiserated with the families of the deceased in the community. A statement issued in Abuja and signed by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, indicated that the Commander who was there on an assessment tour soon after the attack that claimed the lives of 18 persons with several others wounded, also condoled the community for the unfortunate incident. He also assured them that the military and indeed the security agencies were there to protect them, adding that his command would do all that is possible to track and apprehend the assailants and also assured that remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in the area would be found and routed out. That, he said, could not be successfully done without the active cooperation and support of the people. He therefore enjoined them to see the fight against terrorism and insurgency as a collective responsibility that requires synergy of efforts, timely and accurate information sharing.

The Commander encouraged them to be more vigilant and security conscious and to report any suspicious movement or persons as soon as possible. Responding on behalf of the community, the District Head of Gulak, Alhaji Ijadi Bello, thanked the Commander for the visit and acknowledged that there was need for closer collaboration between the security agencies and his people. He promised to cooperate and support the military in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists.

•Photo shows Brig.-Gen. Omoigui observing a minute silence in honour of the victims of the Boko Haram attack.

Source: News Express

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