Boko Haram terrorists have taken over a military base in Borno state, Nigeria, AFP reports.
According to AFP, the fighters affiliated with Islamic State jihadists overpowered Nigerian security forces on Friday night in an exchange of gunfire at the military base in the town of Marte near Lake Chad.
The attack comes barely a day after the federal government claimed that no territory is under the control of Boko-Haram.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said Nigerians who fail to pray over the insecurity in Nigeria might be guilty of prolonging the insurgency war in the country.
In an article titled; ‘The Decent for the Indecent, the Just for the Unjust’ in commemoration of the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Adesina said many Nigerians don’t pray for the troops on the frontline in their daily devotion.
He said people only pray for money, promotion, enemies and that they don’t remember the soldiers who fight to insure peace across the country.
Adesina said in part;
“But victory is from God alone. That is what we must realise as Nigerians. Do we ever pray for our troops in the frontlines? Do we remember those youths, our pride, and strength, faced by death daily, as we sleep in the comfort of our homes, ensconced in the tender bosom of our wives.
”As we pray; God give me money. Give me a car. Give me a promotion. Kill my enemies. Do it now. Do we ever remember our soldiers? Ere you left your room this morning, did you think to pray…did you pray for our soldiers? Victory comes from God alone. If you don’t pray, you may be guilty of prolonging the war in North-East, North-west, North-central, and all over Nigeria.”