BOKO HARAM INSURGENTS ATTACK GUBIO IN BORNO STATE

By Godson Ikiebey-

Suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have attacked Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State.

The local government was attacked on Thursday, October 10, 2019 while a joint committee of the National Assembly on the Army visited the state.

The insurgents were said to have stormed the town in the evening and started shooting sporadically, a situation that threw residents into panic.

According to a Channels Television report, the an enforcement team was quickly deployed in the town by Operation Lafiya Dole to combat the terrorists.

The report states that the Air Component of Lafiya Dole was unable to provide air support on account of “bad weather”.

The attack was also confirmed by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brigadier General Abdul-Khalifa Ibrahim. 

According to him, troops repelled the attack as the military was fully on the ground engaging the predators.

Brigadier General Ibrahim added that details of the operation were sketchy as the clearance operation was ongoing.

Gubio, located some 84 kilometres north of Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno, has been severally targeted by insurgents in recent times.

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