Updated 18 October, 2016
Nigerian troops were attacked by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno, leaving 13 injured.
The army vowed to deal with the terrorists and find the missing soldiers.
They also pledged to see to the return of the rest of the abducted Chibok girls The Nigerian army has pledged to work with the federal government to bring back the rest of the abducted Chibok girls as Boko Haram terrorists invaded soldiers in Borno.
The Punch reports that Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai who is the chief of army staff made this vow in Lagos on Tuesday, October 18 while inaugurating the new headquarters of the Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps, Yaba.
Buratai said the pockets of attacks in the north east was not an indication that insurgency was back and said more girls will be released soon.
“As for the army, we are working on our own strategy not only for the rescue of the Chibok girls, but other Nigerians that have been abducted by the insurgents.
“It is our objective that we rescue everybody.” “You cannot call these attacks resurgence of insurgency. We are taking care of the attacks“Whenever there is attack, we look at it again and see what happen so that we address subsequent ones.
“There is a conflict in which we have done very well. We have gone very far, we have put – terrorists out of our territory. “They mostly come from outside our territory to attack our troops. We are working along with the Multinational Joint Task Force to address that.”
insisted that the fact that the army was involved in several operations across the country not an indication that it was overstretched. Also, the spokesperson of the army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman conformed that troops suffered setback in their operation in the north east as they were attacked by Boko Haram terrorists leading to 13 soldiers being injured.
He wrote: Yesterday at about 5.30pm suspected escaping remnants of Boko Haram terrorists attacked troops location at Gashigar, border area with Niger Republic, northern Borno State. The troops did their best to defend the location in vain.
In the process, 13 soldiers sustained injuries while some are still missing in action. The temporary setback made the troops to withdraw from the location.
However, the wounded soldiers have been evacuated and receiving treatment, while efforts are ongoing in search of those missing and clear the Boko Haram terrorists at the general area.