An attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Geidam, a town in Yobe State was foiled by troops on Wednesday evening.
The terrorists reportedly retreated after being overpowered by troops who acted on a tip-off.
Governor Mai Mala Buni has now commended the security operatives for the bravery during the attack. A statement released by his media aide, Mamman Mohammed read;
“It is heart warming that, although the enemy withdrew, the soldiers gallantly pursued them and cleared an ambush mounted on their way.
“The government and people of Yobe state appreciate this act of bravery to secure the general area and allow the people of Geidam to continue celebrating the Sallah festivities peacefully.”
Buni also called on people of the state to always volunteer useful and timely information to the security operatives to enhance proactive measures against such attacks.