Army slays over 100 Boko Haram terrorists

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari interacts with country's top military at HQ 1 Brigade in Dansadau Zamfara State, picture, Vanguard

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari interacts with country’s top military at HQ 1 Brigade in Dansadau Zamfara State, picture, Vanguard

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) MORE than 100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists have been killed during clearance operations by the Nigerian Army northeast of the country.

The newly-formed Special Forces Command also recovered an assortment of arms and ammunition during the operations in areas around the Borno and Yobe States.

The states, alongside Adamawa, are the worst impacted by the decade-long violent campaign by the Boko Haram to overthrow the government and establish a fundamentalist Islamic state.

Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Nigerian Army Director of Public Relations, said the military was now pursuing some fleeing terrorists.

He disclosed some insurgents had attempted to infiltrate the army.

“The gallant troops have also been repelling attempted efforts by the terrorists to infiltrate their locations,” Usman said.

“The troops in the frontline are in renewed positive fighting spirit
across the theatre to stop incursions and annihilate the terrorists.”

Troops have shifted their operations to the fringes of the Lake Chad and Nigeria’s borderlines.

The Islamist group is using the regions as bases to launch attacks in
Nigeria and neighbouring Cameron, Chad and Niger.

More than 20 000 civilians have been killed and over 2 million people forced to flee their homes during the Boko Haram violence.

– CAJ News

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