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Military recovers 30 communities, rout terrorists


AS the war against insurgents rage on, the Military has secured more than 30 communitied hitherto under the control of the Boko Haram, even as hundreds of terrorists are eliminated in the course of the operations.

A statement on the twitter handle of the Nigerian Defence headquarters said, the military operations carried out in the northeast, particularly “Yobe State determined to flush out the insurgents from their remaining hideouts”, has been successful.

It said “troops are dominating operations in Kukawa, Geri, Gujba in Yobe to rid the terrorists on Sunday.”

Recently Nigerian troops routed terrorists from Baga, the Headquarters of Gulani Local Government Area, also on Sunday night invaded Kukawa Geri, Gujba in Yobe State and Gulag, the Headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Other locations also cleared in the course of the operation include, Shikah, Fikayel, Tetebah, Buza, Kamla and Bumsa.

With the massive military operations, the troops have also recovered Monguno, Marte, Gamboru Ngala, Dikwa, Baga among other big towns and communities.

Other localities where troops have flushed out the terrorists in the operations preceding the entry to Baga include: Gajigana, Ngaze, Ngenzai, Marte Junction, Yoyo, Kekeno, Kukawa, Cross Kauwa, Kangarwa, Amirari.

Other cleared communities include Monguno, Gabchari, Abba Jabari, Zuntur, Gajigana, Gajiram, Damakar, Kumaliwa, Bosso Wanti, Jeram and Kabrisungul.

Having successfully liberated most of the towns, the troops’ attention has now been focused on consolidation of the security of the areas to pave way for return of citizens to their normal life and for peaceful conducts of forthcoming elections

Interestingly, the troops have maintained the winning ways with renewed confidence, since Defence Headquarters asked for a six-week postponement of elections for the military to be able to make every part of the country especially the north east safe and conducive for conduct of the general elections, to be held this month.

Sources within the military told The Guardian that terrorists in their hundreds have been dislodged, eliminated or fled the area because of the effectiveness of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) put together by the countries of the Lake Chad basin

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