Military Intensifies Air, Land Attacks Against Boko Haram

The Nigerian military said it is currently deploying required number of troops and equipment to reverse recent violation and breach of security by terrorists and criminals operating in some parts of the country.

The information was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade.

The statement said the military has recorded huge success in its recent synchronized air assault against the Boko Haram terrorists to fend off the attacks on citizens, mostly in Adamawa and Borno.



    It said that ground forces were also conducting mop up operations to arrest terrorists who are retreating and also restore normalcy in some of the communities affected by violence caused by the sect.

    The statement added that the military is also studying the content of the video allegedly released by insurgents on Friday.

    “The military will continue to accord due recognition to any ongoing mediatory efforts toward bringing our girls home and terminating the insecurity in parts of the country.” it stated.

    It further assured that the “military and security agencies remain committed and optimistic for positive outcome of ongoing operations”.

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