Security Operatives repel attempted Boko Haram attack in Yobe
Security operatives have repelled an attempted Boko Haram attack on Geidam Local Government Area in Yobe State on Wednesday.
The PUNCH, quoting residents of the town, reports that the operatives engaged the insurgents in an intense gun battle at the outskirts of the town and successfully thwarted the attack.
Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai-Mala Buni, in a statement on Thursday, commended the Nigerian Army and other security operatives in Geidam for their uncommon bravery in confronting and repelling an attempt to attack the town by Boko Haram.
Buni saluted the Commanding Officer who mobilised his men to confront the enemy outside the town, according to the statement released by his spokesman, Mallam Mamman Mohammed.
He said: "It is heartwarming that, although the enemy withdrew, the soldiers gallantly pursued them and cleared an ambush mounted on their way.
"The government and people of Yobe state appreciate this act of bravery to secure the general area and allow the people of Geidam to continue celebrating the Sallah festivities peacefully."
The Governor said such proactive measures will check the wanton attacks on innocent communities.
Speaking further, the governor said, "You have done us proud, the government and people of the state will continue to support you."
He however called on the people to always volunteer useful and timely information to the security operatives to enhance proactive measures against such attacks.
He said: "You are advised to volunteer timely information on suspicious movements around your communities to the security and other relevant authorities to enhance timely response."