Nigerian Navy To Dislodge Boko Haram Remnants From Lake Chad

Chief of Navy Staff, Ibok Ete-Ibas
Chief of Navy Staff, Ibok Ete-Ibas

The Nigerian Navy has assured residents along the Lake Chad basin that it would ensure that the area was rid of elements of the Boko Haram terrorists.

A statement issued by the Naval Director of information, Christian Ezekobe, quoted the  Chief of Naval Staff, CNS, Ibok Ete-Ibas as making the promise during an on the spot assessment on the ground at the Naval Out Post, NOP, Lake Chad, situated on the outskirts of Baga Town, in Borno State.

Ezekobe stated that commanding officers of the troops in Baga assured the CNS that the terrorists had been routed out of their last strong hold of Malam Fatori while pockets of their elements were said to be on isolated islands on the Lake Chad.



    The Commander the Lake Chad Naval Outpost, D.D Dangwell, also informed the CNS of the wanton destruction that had taken place in the area resulting to the disruption of not only essential support facilities but also all forms of telecommunications.

    Responding, Ete-Ibas acknowledged that the Naval Outpost was facing challenges occasioned by the very sandy terrain; he requested the state government to assist the Navy by making the road leading to the outpost motorable.

    He assured the community that the Navy would not only improve security in the area, but will also provide relief items to residents as well as medical care.

    The Naval chief also seized the opportunity to promote Nigerian Navy personnel of the Special Boat Service as well as other Naval personnel who are members of the Armed Forces Special Forces Battalion and had distinguished themselves in battle.

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