Yobe State governor, Mai Mala Buni, has commended the Nigerian Army and other security operatives in Gaidam for their bravery in repelling an attempt to attack the town yesterday by Boko Haram.
Buni saluted the commanding officer who mobilised his men and moved out of Gaidam to confront the enemy outside the town.
In a press statement issued by director-general, press and media affairs, Mamman Mohammed, he said it was heartwarming that although the enemy withdrew, the soldiers gallantly pursued them and cleared an ambush mounted by them.
He said the government and people of the state appreciate this act of bravery to secure the general area and allow the people of Gaidam to continue celebrating the Sallah festivities peacefully.
The governor said such proactive measures would check the wanton attacks on innocent communities.
“You have done us proud, the government and people of the state will continue to support you,” Governor Buni assured.
He called on the people to always volunteer useful and timely information to the security operatives to enhance proactive measures against such attacks.