In compliance with the directive of Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the Nigerian troops have increased the tempo of their offensive as they kills terrorists during a combat operation along Dikwa-Maiduguri Road in Borno State.
General Buratai while renaming the counter-insurgency operation to “Operaton Zaman Lafiya Dole,” had directed the troops not to wait for Boko Haram to attack but to take the battle to the insurgents’ hideout.
PRNigeria gathered that through a combine operation involving the ground troops and airforce, the Nigerian military mercilessly dealt devastating blow on the terrorists who could not escape during the encounter.
Some of the items recovered from the terrorists included vehicles heavily laden with Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs), motorcycles, trucks mounted with Anti-Aircraft Guns, Anti-Aircraft Gun, General Purpose Machine, Gunbox of Anti-Aircraft Gun Ammunition and Rifles.
While reluctant to provide the exact figure of casualty from the operation, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sani Usman Kukasheka confirmed that recent military operations against the terrorists have been very successful as the terrorists are on the run.
He said in one of the recent operations, the military attacked terrorists’ logistics base where IED was planted with connected wires traced to a kingpin’s residence.
He said due to recent concerted efforts, roads and towns hitherto being held by Boko Haram terrorists and laced with mines such as Biu-Buni Yadi-Damaturu and Biu-Sabon Gari-Damboa roads were liberated and cleared of mines and made safe for public usage.