In a distressing turn, Boko Haram terrorists launched a brazen ambush over the weekend in Borno State, targeting motorists, passengers, and even security personnel, including soldiers and the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).
A reliable source disclosed to Vanguard on Sunday that the incident unfolded during an escort mission along the Gwoza-Limankara-Uvaha road, resulting in the tragic loss of one soldier and three innocent passengers. Also Read: https://legalattorneyblog.com/2023/09/15/ipob-refutes-nigerian-militarys-claim-of-stopping-monday-sit-at-home-orders/
The terrorists, in a shocking act of violence, also set fire to five commercial vehicles, including a security patrol vehicle. The consequences were dire, with numerous motorists and passengers either abducted or missing, creating an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty.
Amidst this alarming situation, Senator Ali Ndume, who represents Borno South, has called for a coordinated effort between the military and the youth in Gwoza to address the escalating violence in the community.
Sources close to the incident revealed that the ambush occurred on Saturday around 5 p.m., catching security forces and civilians off guard.
The source shared, “I can inform you that about three civilians and a soldier were killed in a Boko Haram ambush along the Gwoza-Limankara-Uvaha road. For security reasons, the deceased soldier was among the security agents escorting motorists and passengers before he was shot dead. About five commercial vehicles and a patrol vehicle belonging to CJTF were set ablaze, even as scores are still missing in the bush as of Sunday afternoon.”
In response to the tragic events, the representative for Gwoza at the Borno State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdullahi Buba Abatcha, alongside other concerned individuals, rushed to Gwoza to offer condolences to the victims’ families.
Senator Ndume, while confirming the incident, expressed his deep concern over the ambush and other recent attacks by Boko Haram terrorists. He highlighted the need for a comprehensive assessment of the casualties, particularly from the road ambush.
He stated, “Although the military has been doing their best in degrading or eliminating remnants of Boko Haram in the North East, more needs to be done considering the renewed killings in my constituency like Gwoza town.”
Senator Ndume called upon the youth in Gwoza to actively participate in the fight against Boko Haram, akin to youth efforts in other local government areas. He emphasized the importance of local government authorities supporting the Civilian JTF and the military in addressing the resurgence of violence in Gwoza and its environs.
The senator’s plea extended to the military, urging them to deploy additional troops to Gwoza to quell the intermittent attacks and restore a sense of security to the region. He stressed the urgent need to alleviate the fear that has paralyzed the local populace, preventing them from engaging in essential economic activities and farm work. The prevailing atmosphere of trepidation is a matter of deep concern that demands swift and decisive action.
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