Anti-Insurgency Theatre Commander visits Dalori

Hajia Sani, Abuja

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Hassan Umaru has visited Dalori Village, five km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to inspect damages in the wake of Saturday night attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.

While condoling the District Head of the Village, Alhaji Lawal Bashir over the unfortunate incident, General Umaru reassured the people of the commitment of the military to apprehend and deal with the perpetrators.

The military commander commended the villagers for their resilience and urged them to be strong and to always report strange movement and objects to relevant security agencies as soon as possible.

He also commended emergency rescuers, humanitarian and health workers for their tireless and timely response.

Reports say the terrorists were on reprisal attacks on members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) when they launched the attack on Dalori village through Yale, another village close to Maiduguri.

While people were running for safety towards Gomari Kerkeri village, three female suicide bombers were intercepted as they attempted to make their way into the crowd. All three suspects were blown up.

The military had prevented the insurgents from penetrating the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Dalori, which prompted the detonation of IEDs by the suicide bombers.

Some eye witnesses claimed that the insurgents came in Golf cars and motorcycles on Saturday night and started shooting randomly, before setting houses on fire.