Military foils attacks, arrests suspected Chadian terrorists in Adamawa, Borno
Buratai charges troops on discipline, vigilance
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have foiled Boko Haram attacks on Madagali town in Adamawa and Limankara village in Borno State with the arrest of three suspected Chadian terrorists at the weekend.
Limankara is a border village with Cameroun and 151 kilometres south of Maiduguri, the state capital.Army Public Relations Officer of the 28 Task Force Brigade, Mubi, Major Akintoye Badare, disclosed this yesterday in a statement issued in Maiduguri.
He said the foiling, which lasted for over two hours, resulted into arrest of three suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists at Madagali and Limankara.He said before the attempted attacks, troops of 192 Battalion, 26 Task Force, killed six Boko Haram terrorists in clearance operations at Dissa and Patawe villages of Borno State.
He said the terrorists were fleeing into communities bordering Sambisa Forest that was captured last December by the military. In another development, Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to be disciplined and vigilant while discharging their duties to clear Boko Haram remnants in Borno State and North-East sub-region of the country.
Buratai gave the charges at the weekend while conducting a routine operational visit to troops deployed at Camerounian border village of Pulka in Borno State.Buratai, who was represented by Chief of Administration (Army), Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali, commended the troops on the successes recorded in the ongoing campaign against insurgency in the North-East.
He urged the troops to hasten up in the hunt for leaders of Boko Haram. He also assured them of army headquarters’ support on the fight against insurgency and terrorism.
Alkali, who was accompanied on the visit by the Acting General Officer Commanding of 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu and staff officers of the army division, said: “The dependants of fallen heroes will be promptly paid all entitlements due for the deceased to their next of kin. History will not forget them for all they have done to protect the territorial integrity of the nation.
“We will continue to provide you with all you need to end this war so that displaced persons of this region can return to their respective communities. As for the troops who paid the supreme price, we will continue to provide support to the families they left behind.”
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