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Defense Headquarters says Borno suicide attacks done to cover terrorists’ weakness

Written by on July 2, 2024

The bomb attacks in Borno state are clearly giving the military a reason for deeper reflection and assessment.

The latest indication to that effect is that the Defense Headquarters has described the terrorist bomb attacks in Gwoza, Borno State, as cowardly acts intended to project an image of strength despite their weakness and decline.

The bomb attacks carried out by the terrorists on Saturday were the deadliest in recent times.

These incidents have since generated significant attention both locally and internationally.

Explaining how the incidents happened, the DHQ in a statement today by the Director, Defense Media Operations, Major General Buba Edward says that four female suicide bombers were used to carry out the separate attacks in Gwoza.

With that being said, the Chief of Defense Staff, General Christopher Musa, is calling for reinforcement of ties between the Armed Forces of Nigeria and the South African National Defense Force towards addressing the multifaceted security challenges bedeviling the African continent.

Musa made the call during an official visit to the Chief of South Africa National Defense Force, General Rudzani Maphwanya, in Pretoria, South Africa.

This was contained in a statement by the Acting Director, Defense Information, Brigadier-General Tukur Gusau, today in Abuja.

The CDS describes the meeting as a solution to addressing the multifaceted challenges bedeviling the continent, adding that the need for cooperation and reinforcement of bilateral ties were also paramount.


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