Displaced people celebrated in Borno state as troops of the Nigerian military under the Armed Forces Special Force (AFSF) cleared all trace of Boko Haram occupation from Gudumbari, the headquarters of Guzamala local government area of Borno state.
Gudumbari is one of the remote local government areas in northern Borno state that was sacked and occupied by Boko Haram fighters.
It was once reclaimed in the past, but the insurgents crept back and reoccupy the area after the troops had moved.
But with the Tuesday take over of Gudumbari after a victorious operation by the Nigerian AFSF troops, the news sent wave of jubilation from displaced residents of the area who were all in IDP camps in Maiduguri.
Spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman confirmed the development to Leadership via a press statement.
”It was in continuation of the clearance of the remnants of recalcitrant members of Boko Haram terrorists in the various nooks and corners of the north east, the Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) carried out successful clearance of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in Gudumbali general area”, Colonel
Usman, who is Acting Director Army Public Relations, said.
Aisami Goni, an IDP from Guzamala said, ”we give glory to God for the good news we are hearing about soldiers’ victory over Boko Haram terrorists in Guumbari; now our hope of going back home is assured”.