- A civil society organisation has commended the troops of Nigeria over repelling an attack on Gudumbali
- The group said the move by the Army inspires hope and confidence
- According to the group, the troops did well by regaining control of the entire local government and its headquarters
A group on Monday, September 10, commended the troops of Nigerian over repelling an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Gudumbali in Borno state.
The Coalition for Truth and Justice on Monday, September 10, said the promptness with which troops of the Nigerian army responded and repelled the Boko Haram attack inspires hope and confidence in the Nigerian Army and it's leadership to protect the country.
In a statement signed by its national coordinator, Charles Timothy, the Coalition for Truth said the troops did not just repel the terrorists but also regained control of the entire local government and its headquarters.
Timothy said the Gudumbali battle holds significant relevance because it is evident that the aim of the insurgents for attacking a military base can only be for one reason, to acquire more arms.
He explained that this is further proof to the position of the federal government that the Boko Haram terrorists have been degraded, defeated and have lost most of their tools for terrorising the civil populace.
According to Timothy, the attack is the last desperate attempt and cannot therefore be viewed from any other angle other than what it is, a desperate push to rebuild their base which has failed.
He said the terrorists are making attempt at a local government headquarters further supports the position of the federal government that they no longer control any local government in Nigeria.
Timothy said: "In this particular instance, we have seen a military which once operated with a dampened moral that it fled from such attacks , now immediately regaining momentum, restrategising and plummeting the ranks of the attackers in the fraction of a second.
"We have seen a military that is firmly rooted that it is no longer taken aback or wearied by irritable provocations.
This can only be possible with a troop that is not just high in moral but has been equipped with the right tools and weapons to prosecute such operations. This also is statement of confidence on the military high command.
"There was an instance recently when someone claimed there was bomb in Maiduguri whereas there was none. We must as a people come to terms with the fact that in our midst, are people who celebrate only the negative but are silent when the nation scores a point.
"It is perhaps because of this that some have held unto the reports of the initial attack at Gulumbari but have completely ignored the counter force mobilized in the twinkle of an eye which sent the insurgents fleeing.
"We commend the Nigerian military for rising to the occasion and we urge all citizens to continue to pray for the well-being and success of the troops as they are peopled by personnel who also have families and relations and feel pains like the rest of us."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that residents of Gudumbali community in Guzamala local government area of Borno state said that peace has been restored after a gun battle between troops of the Nigerian Army and some member of the Boko Haram terrorists.
The residents said the militants from Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group struck on Friday, September 7, causing panic. They however said the terrorists were immediately repelled by troops who returned fire.
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