The Nigerian Army says there is no cause alarm over the attacks carried out by suspected Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists on Saturday.
The Nigerian Army in a statement signed its Director of Public Relations, Brigadier General, Onyema Nwachukwu, said ground troops supported by the Air Component of OPERATION HADIN KAI responded swiftly to the attacks and chase away the terrorists.
The statement read : “Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) North East, Operation HADIN KAI(OPHK) have responded effectively to the security breach by suspected Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists who made futile attempt to maintain potency early this morning, 4 December 2021, with explosions in the outskirt of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council.
“The sound of explosions at Gomari community and 1000 Housing Estate in Maiduguri was heard in the early hours of today with shots fired into these communities by BH/ISWAP criminals. This unfortunate incident has caused some level of damage and apprehension in residential areas. Although, no life was lost, sadly a minor sustained injury.
“Ground troops in conjunction with the Air Component of OPHK responded swiftly and dominated the area with ground and air interdictions that successfully neutralized the threats and infiltration attempt by the terrorists.
” The general public are urged not to panic as troops are on ground and aggressively dominating the city to effectively take out any perceived threat. The good people of Maiduguri are equally enjoined to go about their normal socio economic activities and provide actionable information on the movement of these criminal elements.”