Reports reaching us indicated that Nigerian soldiers have taken over Gudumbali village in Guzamala local government area of Borno state from Boko Haram insurgents who over-ran the village a few days ago.
According to the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, the Boko Haram insurgents were subdued by combined troops of 82 Division Task Force Brigade and 158 Task Force Battalion after conducting Counter Insurgency Operations yesterday, Friday.
He said in a statement that the soldiers engaged the insurgents after they attacked the community, set some buildings ablaze and quickly withdrew from the community.
“However, no human casualty was recorded in the encounter. The troops have regrouped and normalcy has been restored. The troops have also been reinforced with additional troops to dominate the general area.
The army spokesman recalled that Gudumbali, one of the communities in Borno state, was recently reoccupied by Internally Displaced Persons who had voluntarily returned to their ancestral homes.
He advised the people of Gudumbali community and Guzamala Local Government to remain calm and resilient as Operation Lafiya Dole troops tirelessly combat the terrorists.
“They are also implored to maintain high level of vigilance and monitor strange faces to prevent fleeing Boko Haram terrorists from infiltrating and hibernating in their communities.
He assured the people in the North East of the unalloyed resolve of troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to continue to combat the Boko Haram terrorists in the region.