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Maiduguri residents commend military for repelling insurgents' attacks

02 February 2015, 13:17

Maiduguri -  Residents of Maiduguri on Sunday commended the military for successfully repelling another round of insurgents' attacks on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

The insurgents had launched an early morning multiple attacks on Maiduguri-Biu road and

Maiduguri-Ngala road within Maiduguri metropolis before they were repelled by the military.

Jubrin Gunda, a legal practitioner in Maiduguri town, said that the military had lived up to the expectations by its gallantry efforts in repelling the attacks.

Gunda, who is also the Secretary of a vigilante group, called Civilian JTF, said that the gallantry of the military boosted the morale of the members of his vigilance group in rendering support to the military operation.

Also read: Borno governor salutes army for sacrifices

"The bravery of the military encouraged our boys to support them (military) in quelling the attacks.

"I think, they (military) deserve commendation.''

Gunda said that hundreds of the insurgents were killed during the encounter with the military, which lasted for hours.

Modu Wallama, a Maiduguri-based businessman, also applauded the military for gallantry and urged the military to sustain the tempo in fighting the insurgents.

Commenting on the feat achieved by the military, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence Information, in Maiduguri, confirmed that the military had successfully repelled the attacks.



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