Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) North East, Operation HADIN KAI, OPHK, have called for calm among resisents of Gomari community, following a series of explosions earlier today.
According to troops, this unfortunate incident had caused some level of damage and apprehension in residential areas, and although, no life was lost, a minor sustained some injury.
TheFact Nigeria reports that at least four different explosions were recorded in the early morning of today, 4 December, 2021, in some communities of Gomari ward and 1000 housing estates in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The masterminds of the explosions, who are suspected to have been agents of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, fired rockets at different directions as troops and airforce task team engaged them to repel the attack.
It was gathered that ground troops in conjunction with the Air Component of OPHK responded swiftly and dominated the area with ground and air interdictions that successfully neutralized the threats and infiltration attempt by the terrorists.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army, NA, in a statement signed today by its Public Relations Director,v Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, has urged residents of the community not to panic “as troops are on ground and aggressively dominating the city to effectively take out any perceived threat”.
“The good people of Maiduguri are equally enjoined to go about their normal socio economic activities and provide actionable information on the movement of these criminal elements”, the statement said.