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DHQ blames difficult terrain for troops’ delayed response

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Amnesty International also urged authorities to investigate the security agencies’ inability to prevent the attacks. The AI Country Director, Isa Sanusi, revealed that the gunmen operated for more than 48 hours, moving from one village to another.

The Director of Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Edward Buba, admitted that the troops received over 30 distress calls during the attacks but were hindered by the difficult terrain and other factors. Buba also mentioned that the assailants’ coordinated attacks across multiple locations made it challenging for the troops to reach the scenes on time. The military is re-strategizing to ensure quicker intervention in the future.


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