Boko Haram fighters have welcomed the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai by launching an attack on the Army Special Super Camp at Ngamdu, a border town between Borno and Yobe where he relocated.
The mortar gun attack took place on Wednesday evening, barely 72 hours after Buratai sent a strong message to vanquish the Boko Haram fighters within a very short time.
Recall that Buratai pledged, at the 2020 Special Easter celebration with the troops at the Camp that, “I won’t return to Abuja until Boko Haram’s defeat”. He said.
But that statement by Buratai was confronted by Boko Haram insurgents through launching the attack on the camp even as Buratai and his officers were strategizing to deadly deal with the insurgents.
It was disclosed by sources which preferred anonymity at the camp that the insurgents came in motor gun trucks from the south-western side and opened fire. Other sources added that mortar guns where launched in the camp but no death was recorded.
The Nation’s correspondent gathered that Buratai ordered the troops to chase the ranting insurgents and warned them to focus on a bigger target.
“The Chief of Army Staff told the soldiers to see what happened as a distraction from the main operation that they are going to carryo But we defended ourselves very well by repelling them,” the source said.
“We suspect it was the advance operation that we carried out yesterday that got them angry and they decided to come to attack us.
”You know we killed some of their men in the operation and captured others alive so they were angry,” the source revealed.