The Islamic state of West Africa province, a branch of the Boko Haram terrorist group have launched two coordinated attacks in two different states in the Northeastern region. In less than 24 hours, 50 Nigerian soldiers have been Killed.
Yesterday, it was the attack on Geidam town in Yobe that the military are repelling. The insurgents destroyed telecommunication masts and were alleged to have released fliers, urging the people of the communities to join their group. However, they were engaged in a firefight with the Nigerian army.
It was the attack on a military camp in Mainok, Borno state by Boko Haram that was the most bloody. The insurgents infiltrated the camp dressing in our military uniforms and they attacked from all angles. They killed about 30 Soldiers in the attack.
The terrorists who came in about 15 gun trucks burned down the military base and also a tanker that belongs to the Nigerian Army.
However, when the soldiers under attack called for reinforcement, the Nigerian Airforce mistakenly launched an airstrike on the squad that was sent to help the soldiers in the military camp.
Since Boko Haram terrorists and our soldiers are in the same uniform, it was difficult to differentiate them. About 20 soldiers died from the airstrike according to SaharaReporters, who revealed they got the information from an unnamed military source.
President Muhammadu Buhari
With current state of things with the insurgents and their sudden moves and also the attempt to recruit more members, I think it's time for President Muhammadu Buhari should consider bringing back foreign mercenaries to help in the fight against the insurgents.
Illustrative Picture Of Foreign Mercenaries
The attack on the military base in Mainok area was very coordinated and I believe the terrorists have more in plans. It will be best if we're proactive and bring in the right force to combat them. Seeking help for the Nigerian Army shouldn't be a problem. Bring back foreign mercenaries.
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