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North East: Army records success in fight against terrorism, insurgency

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IN AN aggressive clearance operations, in recent days, the Nigeria Army troops has recorded tremendous success in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the North East.

In a press release by Acting Director, Army Public Relations Officer, Colonel Musa Sagir said that Boko Haram terrorists and Isiamic State West Africa Province( ISWAP), fighter were annihilated, large cache of assorted arms, ammunition and so many variants of gun trucks and other fighting vehicles were captured.

The operation resulted in the rescue and eventual liberation of over 100 women and children from the grip of the criminals/terrorists.

Also, troops of 112 Task Force Battalion deployed at Mafa in Borno State had effectively dealt with members of BHTs/ISWAP terrorists in Mafa, Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State, when  some terrorists attempted to attack Mafa on 24 June 2019.

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He disclosed that during the failed attack, two gun trucks mounted with Anti Aircraft Guns and a motorcycle were recovered and three (3) terrorists were killed.

In a related development, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division and Commander Sector 1 Operation,  Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu visited the conflict location ,urged the troops to remain focus and not to be carried away by the successes

He directed them to redouble their efforts and doggedly maintain the momentum until they win the war on terrorism for Nigeria through total victory against the bandits.

Assured them of the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai’s continued appreciation and support in the collective struggle to crush the insurgency.

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