Troops of Joint Task Force, (JTF), North East, Operation HADIN KAI, (OPHK), of the Nigeria Army, (NA), has assured residents of Gomari community, and 1000 Housing Estate, in Maiduguri, that, there is no cause for panic, as the military are on ground to foil any attempt by Boko Haram (BH), and the Islamic State of West Africa Province, (ISWAP), to cause mayhem in the communities.
This is according to the statement released by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, on Saturday 4th of December, 2021.
Terrorist organizations, (BH, and ISWAP), in the early hours of Saturday, had invaded the two communities, shooting sporadically.
Although no casualty was recorded, the unfortunate incident reportedly, ‘caused some level of damage, and apprehension, in the residential areas.’
The press release reads:
OPERATION HADIN KAI: NO CAUSE FOR ALARM, TROOPS ON GROUND TO WARD-OFF THREATS IN MAIDUGURI
Dec 04, 2021
Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) North East, Operation HADIN KAI(OPHK) have responded effectively to the security breach by suspected Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists who made futile attempt to maintain potency early this morning, 4 December 2021, with explosions in the outskirt of Maiduguri Metropolitan Council.
The sound of explosions at Gomari community and 1000 Housing Estate in Maiduguri was heard in the early hours of today with shots fired into these communities by BH/ISWAP criminals.
This unfortunate incident has caused some level of damage and apprehension in residential areas. Although, no life was lost, sadly a minor sustained injury.
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.
The general public are urged 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.
Director Army Public Raltions
4 December 2021