The Nigerian Army has assure residents of Gajiram, the headquarters of Nganzai local council area in the Lake Chad area of Borno of security, urging them to continue with their normal activities.
A statement issued by on Friday by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Ado Isa, said the assurance followed reports of terrorists plan to attack and invade the town.
Isa explained that many locals of Gajiram became apprehensive and reluctant to attend Jummat service in the mosque.
He said based on the information, the Commander Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD)/Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Maj.-Gen. Bulama Biu, directed the Artillery Brigade to move to the town.
Colonel Isa maintained that the Brigade commander, Brig.-Gen Jal Jimoh, moved to Gajiram to reassure them of army’s readiness to protect them and their property in Gajiram and its surrounding areas.
“Consequently, there was large turn-out of the residents for the Jumat prayer with the Brigade Commander and other Muslim officers and soldiers in attendance including the Commander of the Chadian troops under the MNJTF”. He said.
“He solicited the support and cooperation of the community by providing credible information on the movements and activities of the fleeing criminals hibernating in the area.
“At the moment, security situation in Gajiram is fully under control, while military patrols have also been intensified,” he said.