Army Hierarchy worries over possible regrouping of Boko Haram terrorists
By OBOR UVWERE
Despite army’s success at repelling Boko Haram attack in Magumeri, Borno State, there has been steady unease at the Defense Headquarters (DHQ), over fears that the insurgents may have regrouped as intelligence appear to suggest.
The Islamist insurgents attacked a military formation killing three soldiers at about 6.00pm on Saturday 25 November 2017.
According to army reports, Boko Haram terrorists attempted to attack Magumeri, as a prelude to the intended attack on the town. They attempted to dislodge the Forward Operational Base in Magumeri, Borno State,“However, soldiers of 5 Brigade Garrison located in the town repelled the attack. The troops fought gallantly. Unfortunately, three soldiers lost their lives, while six others sustained injuries. The bodies of the late soldiers and the wounded have been evacuated. The wounded are receiving medical attention. Some platforms were also attacked and damaged by the terrorists,” explained Col. Timothy Antigha, Deputy Director Public Relations, 8 Task Force Division.
The federal government has always maintained that Boko Haram has been defeated and that the army is in the process of rounding up ruminants of the group.
But there has since been a resurgence of killings with the recent bombing of a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa and this current confrontational attack in Magumeri amongst many other bombings, further show that Boko Haram insurgency may not yet be over.