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Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum
Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum, has hailed the military under the 7 Division Garrison of Operation Hadin Kai for successfully dislodging 25 fighters of the Islamic State’s West African Province and Boko Haram who manned dozens of gun trucks on Monday evening along Chabbal on Maiduguri–Gubio Road.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Malam Isa Gusau, the governor described the military’s success in upturning an ambush planned by the insurgents as very commendable, urging the troops to sustain recent gains over the insurgents.
He said, “I am happy to have confirmed from multiple sources that our gallant troops under the 7 Division Garrison of Operation Hadin Kai have once again successfully dislodged at least 25 fighters of ISWAP/Boko Haram alongside several gun trucks on Monday evening around Chabbal.
“I highly commend all troops and anyone who contributed to that victory. The government and good people of Borno State are proud of our troops and we will continue to accord them all the support they require from us. We must continue to combine both military and persuasive approaches in our shared determination to end the insurgency as soon as this can happen.”
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