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Army thwarting Boko Haram’s devious quest in North East, says commander

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The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, has declared that the dream of the Boko Haram sect to establish a caliphate in the North East had met a brick wall in the past decade, as the military keeps neutralising 50 terrorists monthly.

According to him, the killings followed several repulsions and attacks on troops’ locations and communities in Sambisa Forest and the Lake Chad region.

Adeniyi spoke at the weekend while addressing the Senator Ali Ndume-led Joint Committee on Army and Defence at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.

“The dream of Boko Haram for a caliphate in Borno and Yobe states has been dashed with the increased number of insurgents being killed monthly,” he said, assuring the committee members that none of the towns would fall into the hands of the terrorists again.

He continued: “One thing I want to assure the chairmen, distinguished lawmakers and the entire country of is that the prophecies of doom about how the towns in northern Borno will fall would not happen.

“Please tell them in Abuja that not a single town will fall under me. I promised Nigerians when I took over the command seven weeks ago that I am going to take the fight to the Boko Haram terrorists.

“Officers and men in the command have seriously supported me with the help of the service headquarters.”

According to him, “all the towns that usually fall during the dry season are standing, and doing well.”

He said the troops were tested and in capable hands.”


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