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Monday, 17 July 2017

Nigerian army to launch attack on new Boko Haram base

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that it will soon launch an attack on a remote Island in Lake Chad where Boko Haram insurgents now operate from.

According to Premium Times, this was disclosed by the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC 8 Task Force Division, Brig. Gen. Stevenson Olabanji, when he visited troops of the 118 Task Force Battalion under his division at their frontline location in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno.




A statement issued by the spokesman of the Task Force Division, Timothy Antigha, quoted the GOC issuing motivational orders to the troops.

Olabanji, asked the soldiers to always make sure their weapons are serviceable as the strike order on the secret Boko Haram location could be given at any time.

He also said the awaited operation might be the final one that would bring about the end of Boko Haram insurgency.

Also, Antigha, a colonel and deputy director, Army Public Relations, said the final phase of the onslaught on the terrorists was evident.

The statement quoted the GOC as saying, “The tempo of ongoing clearance operations will be increased, so be prepared. You may be ordered at any time to clear the remnants of Boko Haram elements in the identified locations.”




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