Yobe Governor Mai Mala-Buni has commended the Nigerian Army and other security operatives in Geidam for repelling the Boko Haram attack on the town on Wednesday.
Mr. Buni, in a statement by his spokesman Maman Mohammed on Thursday, praised the troops for ”uncommon bravery” in confronting and repelling insurgents.
The governor saluted the Commanding Officer for mobilizing his men to confront the ”enemy outside the town.”
“It is heartwarming that although the enemy withdrew, the soldiers gallantly pursued them and cleared an ambush mounted on their way.
“The government and people of Yobe appreciate this act of bravery to secure the general area and allow the people of Geidam to continue celebrating the Sallah festivities peacefully,” the governor said.
He explained that such proactive measures will check the wanton attacks on innocent communities.
“You have done us proud, the government and people of the state will continue to support you,” Mr. Buni said.
He called on the people to always volunteer useful and timely information to the security operatives to enhance proactive measures against such attacks.
“You are advised to volunteer timely information on suspicious movements around your communities to the security and other relevant authorities to enhance timely response,” he said.