Military foils another B’Haram attack on Buratai


Military authorities on Tuesday, in Abuja disclosed that another attempt by the Boko Haram terrorist group to attack Buratai, the home town of the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, on Monday night met a brick wall as troops repelled the attack.

DEPLOYED— File pictures of military patrol and checkpoint in Maiduguri, Borno State. An estimated 3,000 troops have been deployed to embattled states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, following the proclamation of State of Emergency in the states on Tuesday. Photos: AFP.

“For about the fourth time since February 2014, Boko Haram terrorists moved against Buratai, the home town of Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai last night, which is also the location of a military camp” the army said in a statement.

“In their desperate attempt to capture the town, the invaders struck at about 9.30 pm but were repelled by Nigerian soldiers. The terrorists returned again at about 3.00 a.m and were equally pushed back”.

Acting Director Army Public Relations Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman disclosed in a message that the “suspected terrorists made a futile attempt to attack Buratai town in Borno State and military camp located in the area.

“I am glad to inform you that the gallant soldiers rose to the occasion and dealt with the terrorists. They however made concerted effort at about 3.00am this morning which was equally repelled by the gallant soldiers. The situation and town is cool and calm.”

By the time they struck first in February last year, Gen. Buratai was serving as Commander of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta.

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