Army Headquarters Relocate To Borno After Fresh Boko Haram Attacks
Following the renewed onslaught of Boko Haram on military bases in various parts of Borno state, the operational headquarters of the Army has been moved to Gudumbali in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State.
Gudumbali, one of the towns on the fringes of Lake Chad was attacked last weekend by scores of the terrorists who stormed the town with several pick-ups, gun trucks, but were later beaten back by the Nigerian troops.
A source close to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai said that the decision to relocate the Army headquarters to Borno was for Buratai to get first-hand information of happenings in the theatre of operations.
"The idea is to get first-hand information from them about their welfare and other matters.
"As part of the confidence building measures, Lt. General Buratai is also having series of meetings with the locals and village heads of the several locations he is visiting and it is also aimed at finally breaking the ‘nerve’ of Boko Haram,” the source said.
Hopefully, this new development will aid stem the tide of this new Boko Haram tactic.
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