Following a clash between Military Joint Task Force (JTF) and suspected members of Boko Haram sect in which about 185 persons were killed and over 2000 houses destroyed, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has vowed to personally relocate to Baga if peace was not restored in the area.
Shettima who stated this during his visit to the affected area weekend, urged residents to return and remain in their homes as efforts were being put in place to avoid a recurrence.
He said: “If the harassment continues, I will personally relocate from Maiduguri to here and let me be harassed along with the rest of the people.”
Meanwhile, the Commander of the JTF, Brigadier General Austin Edokpaye, who confirmed the incident said “We lost an officer during the attack on our men on patrol.
“We’ve received an intelligence that some suspected Boko Haram members usually pray and hide arms at a particular mosque in town. It was around that mosque that our men were attacked with several of them injured and an officer died.
“When we reinforced and return to the scene the terrorists came out with heavy firepower including RPGs which usually has a conflagration effect.” Edokpaye said.
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