Boko Haram insurgents Monday attacked Buratai, in Borno State, where Nigeria’s army chief, Tukur Buratai, hails from. It was the second after last week's attack on the town by the terror group.
PRNigeria, in a release on its website, quoted the acting director of army public relations, Sani Usman, a colonel, as saying that the “suspected terrorists made a futile attempt to attack Buratai town in Borno State and military camp located in the area”. The appointment of Buratai by President Muhammadu Buhari, appeared to have spurred continued attack on the small town. Usman said anti-insurgency troops repelled the attackers.
“I am glad to inform you that the gallant soldiers rose to the occasion,” Mr. Usman said. “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,” Usman stated.