Posted by News Express | 10 July 2014 | 5,592 times
Nigerian troops on patrol around Delwa and neighbouring communities on Wednesday successfully broke through Boko Haram’s ambush 35 kilometres to the Borno State capital, Maiduguri, as they advanced to dislodge insurgents who were massing up in the area.
“The fierce fire fight that ensued as the troops waded through the ambush left scores of insurgents dead, while 3 soldiers died in action. 7 soldiers who incurred various degrees of injuries have been evacuated for treatment while the troops have continued with their mission,” a report on the official website of Defence Information said.
In another development, the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) has enlisted the support of the Nigerian military in its effort to provide critical Infrastructure in some parts of the country particularly the North East.
Chairman Security Sub-Committee of SURE-P, Col. Abdulmumini Aminu (Rtd), made the appeal during a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
Col. Aminu said that his committee was in DHQ to explore ways of partnering with the Armed Forces with the view to providing security to their contractors handling some critical projects especially in the 3 states under emergency rule. He commended the Armed Forces for their sacrifice in the current war on insurgency.
In his remarks, the CDS, represented by the Chief of Policy and plans, Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Iya, expressed the willingness of the military to partner with SURE-P in its effort to provide infrastructure that would alleviate the suffering of the people of the North East.
It was a consensus at the interactive session that the North East emergency situation requires deployment of all elements of national power including infrastructural development. It was observed that critical projects that would enhance the success of the operation constitute non-military component and are deemed part of the operation.
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