We must not lose track of Boko Haram war even as we focus on coronavirus – Atiku
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said Nigeria must not lose sight of its war against Boko Haram, even as the nation battles with the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
Atiku disclosed this in a tweet on Tuesday Night.
He said, “The ambush and killing of scores of our gallant soldiers by terrorists in Gorgi Village, Borno State is a reminder that even as we are focused on the battle against coronavirus, we must never lose track of the Boko Haram war.”
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) confirmed on Tuesday that no fewer than 45 soldiers were killed by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The Director of Defence Information, Major General John Enenche, disclosed this during a session with reporters in Abuja, where he noted that Nigeria was in a fluid conflict situation while the troops were at the front-lines.
Enenche explained that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole were on clearance and fighting patrol operation to Gorgi in Borno between March 21 and 23.
“During consolidation, they (the troops) were ambushed by elements of Boko Haram terrorists. Sadly, we suffered some casualties in the unfortunate attack,” he said.