Army clears air on Baga assault

Brigadier Basic S.Ok. Usman: Nigerian army to clear air on Baga assault

The Nigerian Military will at present deal with the press in Maiduguri on the complicated studies from Baga, a fishing city north of Borno.

The press convention will happen on the headquarters of Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, in keeping with a discover despatched to correspondents.

Whereas some studies stated the city has been overrun by Boko Haram insurgents, the army stated the attackers have been repelled and reported the lack of a naval personnel.

In accordance with an announcement by military spokesman Brig. Basic Sani Kukasheka Usman, the insurgents on Wednesday 26th December 2018 attacked the 7 Brigade of the Multinational Joint Process Pressure (MNJTF), primarily based in Baga, Borno State, at about 7.00pm.

“The troops together with their Nigerian Navy counterparts put up a really decided combat to repel the assault all through the evening, whereas Sector three Operation LAFIYA DOLE despatched in reinforcement who’re in scorching pursuit of the terrorists.

“Equally, a Search and Rescue staff has been constituted.

“The Nigerian Air Pressure part has additionally been mobilised and are participating the fleeing terrorists. Sadly, a naval personnel was killed in motion. Thus far, no additional particulars of casualties but as efforts are on going to clear the terrorists hiding in Baga and environs’.

Unbiased studies stated the assault in opposition to the MNJTF base was carried out by the Mamman Nur faction of the Boko Haram.

It’s anticipated that the press convention will clear the air on the true scenario of issues within the city, as soon as seized by Boko Haram some few years in the past.

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