Nigerian Troops Maintain Air and Land Patrols Over Reclaimed Territories

Following the severe attacks launched against the Boko Haram insurgents by the military troops to reclaim Garkida town of Adamawa state from the Boko Haram insurgents, Nigerian soldiers are said to be currently conducting aggressive military patrols in and around the town with the backing of a highly coordinated Air Force operation to aid the troop’s movement and operations in the area.

Other areas such as Gombi, Pella, Hong, Fachi and Duma communities where insurgents have been driven away also said to be experiencing similar air and land patrols as well as mop up operations, as military troops continue to advance in the pursuit of the fleeing insurgents.



    The military said it had recovered sophisticated military equipment from the fleeing insurgents including  Anti-Aircraft Guns, General Purpose Machine Guns, IED materials, Rocket Propel Launchers, rifles, vehicles and motorcycles.

    Other items include projector, DVD players, laptop computers, mobile phone handsets, memory cards and flash drives which the military has taken for analysis in order to get useful information.

    The troops were said to be in high spirit as they continue to advance on the offensive.

    The bodies of two soldiers who lost their lives during one of the battles have been recovered while the five who sustained injuries including a Brigade Commander were said to be receiving medical treatment.

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