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The Civilian Joint Task Force, CJTF led by Yusuf Baba Idris have battled and displaced an ambush staged by Boko Haram terrorists along Gasarwa and Birmari in Gajiram, the headquarters of Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State in the northeast region.4

Gajiram has an area of 2,467 km sq and a population of 99,799 at the 2006 census but has remained almost a ghost town since the crises began in 2009 owing to several attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

The town has begun to return to normalcy with the return of some thousands of people following the liberation of the area by troops of the Nigerian military.

With the IDPs are returning back home, the insurgents continued to attack the area, occasionally displacing both residents and security operatives stationed to protect them.

Casualty figures have been on the rise on both sides at every occasion of attack.

Recently, the insurgents had staged many attacks in the area, forcing returnees to find their ways back to the city as they returned to the Ali Monguno Teachers village IDP camp along Pompomari road in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Determined to return the IDPs by the Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, the activities of the insurgents were sabotaging several moves through ambushes on military and other security operatives trying to clear the area for habitation.

Yesterday, on their way to Maiduguri, after days of operations in the area, Yusuf Baba Idris, the CJTF commander and his boys were ambushed by Boko Haram along Gasarwa and Birmari, Gajiram Borno State.

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However, they battled the insurgents, killing scores and made their way through in a success mood as they drove into the city in victorious song.

Speaking to journalists and showing the pictures and videos of their conquests, Yusuf told journalists in Maiduguri that, they will not relent until they clear the insurgents entirely from the state and the region.

“Sometimes, we also lose our men in this fight, but we will continue to fight until we win the war. Our support are being appreciated by our governor, we will not fail him. We are also being appreciated by the Nigerian military, we will ensure to keep the trust and work with them to support in the ongoing clearance operations,” Yusuf said.

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