There has been lots of excitements and jubilation among the displaced people in Borno State as the Nigerian troops under the Armed Forces Special Force (AFSF) wiped all traces of Boko Haram dominance in Gudumbari, the headquarters of Guzamala local government area of Borno State.
Gudumbari is one of the remote local government areas in Northern Borno State that was sacked and occupied by Boko Haram fighters. The town was once freed from the insurgents in the past, but the terrorists crept back in and dominated the area after the troops left.
But with the Tuesday take over of Gudumbari after a victorious operation by the Nigerian AFSF troops, the news sent wave of jubilation from displaced residents of the area who were all in IDP camps in Maiduguri.
Spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, who is Acting Director Army Public Relations, confirmed the development to probes through a press statement.
According to Colonel Usman:
“It was in continuation of the clearance of the remnants of recalcitrant members of Boko Haram terrorists in the various nooks and corners of the north east, the Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) carried out successful clearance of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in Gudumbali general area.”
Aisami Goni, an IDP from Guzamala said:
”We give glory to God for the good news we are hearing about soldiers’ victory over Boko Haram terrorists in Gudumbari; now our hope of going back home is assured.”
Recall: Strict measures have been taken to ensure eradication of Boko Haram in Nigeria including induction of combat motorbike battalion to eradicate the insurgents, with supports of the Nigerian government and that of neighboring countries like Cameroon and the U.S.