“The Nigerian Army is very aware of the need of the UN agencies to discharge their duties and we are ready to support them.“The army will continue to work toward providing enabling and conducive environment to UN agencies to enhance their operations.
“We are working in the front line with the UN; it is complimenting the effort of the government by providing succour to the displaced victims.
“Such working collaboration is imperative to ensure success of the counter-insurgency campaign in the country,” he said.
Commenting on the raid on UN facility in Maiduguri, Attahiru said that the action was based on intelligence report made available to the military and not intended to tarnish the image of the UN.
The commander disclosed that the army conducted condone operation in the Pompori area of Maiduguri in search of high profiled Boko Haram insurgents.Attahiru noted that the house in question does not bear UN designation; we later discovered that the building housed some staff of UN humanitarian agency.
He stressed that the condone and search operation was not specifically targeted at the UN facility, but rather done in the general area of operation.The commander added that about 30 houses were searched during the exercise, adding that no arrests were made.
According to him, the military recorded significant success in various operations conducted in the theatre in the past two weeks.“Troops under the Operation LAFIYA DOLE neutralized several Boko Haram insurgents, made arrests and discovered a bomb making factory.
“The development assisted to reduce spate of suicide bombing and insurgents’ attacks.“It should not be misconstrued that the Nigerian Army is trying to stop the UN from discharging its activities. We are partners in progress in the counter insurgency operations”.
Attahiru warned members of public to shun rumour peddling so as not disrupt relative peace, adding that peace building is a collective responsibility and we must work to achieve it. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>