Finally, Nigerian Troops Dislodge Boko Haram Terrorists From Mubi

By Kevwe Ebireri, Abuja

The Nigerian military says is has reclaimed Mubi from the hands of the Boko Haram insurgents, dislodging them through coordinated air and land operations, and that more special troops are being deployed to other areas in the North east to rid communities of terrorists activities.

Weeks ago, Boko Haram had taken over control of Mubi town and its environs which it renamed Madina.

The military equally said that it expects that desperately looking for escape routes, the insurgents may wreak havoc on soft-targets in neighbouring communities that are not affected in the military operation, but that a mop up operation is ongoing to apprehend and deal with those who might be lurking around.



    Military sources acknowledged improved understanding from members of the communities where the military operations are staged but said more support is required in identifying and exposing members of terrorists group.

    The sources added that the army is working assiduously to also tackle activities of moles -some very young children who spy for terrorists and invite them for invasion of communities.
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    No mention was made on the number of casualties or injuries suffered on both sides during the reclaim operation.

    In the past, this type of dislodgment resulted in reinforcement on the side of the terrorists and renewed intense attack on the communities, as there is never a sustained presence by the military.

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