Troops kill dozens of Boko Haram insurgents

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The Nigerian Army on Thursday, reported the killing of suspected Boko Haram fighters within the Kimba – Sabon Gari – Damboa axis, of Borno State.

The spokesman for Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel  Ado Isa,  made the disclosure in a statement,.

Isa said the terrorists were also contending with scarcity of supplies

According to him, “The recent strategy adopted by the untiring and dogged troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in conducting robust and aggressive fighting patrols coupled with simultaneous clearance operations within the North East has been highly effective.

“Dozens of the BHTs were decimated and several others escaped with severe gunshot wounds. Normalcy has since returned to the general area while troops dominated all likely escape routes of the terrorists.

“These actions were aimed to complement the efforts of Operation Yancin Tafki by the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) currently ongoing along the borders of the lake chad region.

“Recently, it has been observed that the few elements of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) earlier bombarded and chased out of their enclaves were left with depleted number of fighters and supplies.

“They are presently feeling the colossal storm of the joint operations and are now looking for ways to sneak into town for food supplies, logistics and most importantly weapons”.

The development, according to the Army Spokesman, had also forced the suspected terrorists into launching surprise attacks on soft targets.

This was as he noted that the recent troops’ encounter with the fighters, was one of such desperate attempts at relevance.

“In their desperate and fruitless efforts, they resolved in springing surprise attacks on soft targets, smaller units, including civilian settlement with market advantage within the Theatre.

“It is in this regard, troops of 254 Task Force Battalion at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Kimba … Read More...

Boko Haram Terrorists do not earn more than Nigerian soldiers- Army

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The Nigerian Army has said Boko Haram Terrorists do not earn more than soldiers who are engaged in counter insurgency operations in the North east.

It would be recalled that a member of the Nigeria’s Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI), Sidi Mohammed, had alleged that Boko Haram members earn as much as $3,000 daily, as against the Nigerian soldier who is paid N1,000 only.

However, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Sagir Musa in a statement on Wednesday, said the allegation is “not true, pure lie and highly irresponsible comment coming from a supposedly knowledgeable person of his calibre.

The colonel said, it was “criminal and preposterous to compare the gallant soldiers of our Armed Forces with the rag tag terrorists’ criminal gang. Indeed there is no such basis at all between the outlawed criminal terrorist who commits crime against humanity and our highly patriotic, courageous and brave soldiers whose sacrifice cannot be quantified.

“Over time, we have been alerting the world that the menace of Boko Haram terrorism is being aided and abetted by sympathizers’ such as Doctor Sidi Ali Mohammed. He must have been associated with the terrorists’ group beyond what he may want the public to know for having the knowledge of how much a terrorist earns per day to commit atrocities against fellow Nigerians and other innocent people including women and children.

“His statement could be part of the deliberate attempt to demoralise the patriotic soldiers serving their fatherland so that the terrorists will take advantage of it. It is also a way of swaying the gullible youths to believe the lies of Boko Haram terrorists as being peddled by him.

“Therefore, we are calling on all Nigerians to discountenance the statement credited to Doctor Sidi Ali Mohammed; … Read More...