Elections: How Nigerian Troops Tackled Boko Haram Terrorists
Troops Ambushed Boko Haram Terrorists, Recovers Weapons
Troops of 231, 331 Battalion and Special Force Brigade Biu of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has in the early hours of Saturday the 16th of February, 2019 effectively ambushed some boko haram terrorists around Warawara general area of Borno State.
The ambush led to the dislodgement of the hitherto covert terrorists enclave in the affected area and the recovery of the following items:
a. Elimination of 3 targeted key boko haram commanders terrorising that axis.
b. 2 AK 47 Rifles
c. 5 AK 47 Magazines
d. Assorted Charms
e. And 1 motor bike
Currently, troops are combing the general area on patrols with the view to further exploitation of the area.
Details of the ambush is as shown in the pictorials forwarded herewith.
Acting Director Army Public Relations
Troops Repel Boko Haram Terrorists Attempting to Scuttle 2019 Election in Borno
In the early hours of today, there was an attack by unconfirmed number of Boko Haram terrorists using Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device (PBIED) at Jidimari community in Jidari Polo area of Jere Local Government Area of Borno State. This is in their highly desperate, orchestrated and collaborative resolve with their cohorts and sponsors to scuttle the 2019 General Elections.
Consequently, troops of 251 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with Civilian JTF immediately repelled the attack, mopped up and cleared the general area.
The encounter led to the elimination of 3 boko haram terrorists and recovery of 2 AK 47 rifles. Unfortunately, 4 innocent civilians lost their lives as a result of terrorists gun fire in addition to lethal explosion arising from PBIED mainly targeted at a mosque at a prime time of early morning prayers.
The carrier of the PBIED and a CJTF who strived to prevent the suicide bomber from accessing the mosque also lost their lives due to the IED explosion.
At the moment, troops have dominated the area, cordon and search as well as exploitation are concurrently ongoing.
The situation in the area is now calm. Normal routine activities are gradually going on. The army wishes to reiterate its resolve to ending the remnant of boko haram criminals thereby bringing an effective and an enduring end to terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria.
Members of the public are please enjoined to be more alert and avail security agencies of any observed or suspicious movement of persons or items. Doing so will indeed assist security agencies to effectively deal with the challenge.
Acting Director Public Relations
16 February, 2019
2019 Elections: CDS Visits Army Security Monitoring Centre
The Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Abayomi Gabriel Olanisakin has commended the Nigerian Army (NA) for responsively and proactively establishing a state of the art Elections Security Monitoring Situation Centre at the Nigerian Army Headquarters’ Cyber Warfare Command.
General Olanisakin was at the elections security monitoring centre to assess its state of readiness as a strong potential for intelligence and information gathering and sharing for the Nigerian Army units and formations across the nation. This is with with the view to strengthen democracy and election security before and during the 2019 general elections.
He applauded the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai for his foresight in establishing a befitting elections security monitoring centre for the benefit of the country. He urged Commander of the centre and his staff to continue with the good works and ensure alertness and sense of responsibility 24/7 on the part of the personnel earmarked to man the centre.
Earlier, the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai remarked at the occasion that after careful observation of the cycle of violence reoccur severally in the past electioneering processes, the NA has thus deemed it necessary to adopt a proactive and responsive posture that would allow Army to better respond to early signs of insecurity before they could escalate into a major security challenge.
He further posited that It is in this light that the NA has launched OP SAFE CONDUCT and also gone ahead to establish this situation room for real-time monitoring of the 2019 general elections.
Acting Director Public Relations
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