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Army to forestall Boko Haram strategies in Borno, Lake Chad region

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The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, said the military was working round the clock to ensure all Boko Haram strategies are thwarted to end the insurgency in the northeast part of the country.

Speaking yesterday during an inter-agency meeting with various security agencies and stakeholders at Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri, Borno State, he said forestalling Boko Haram strategies would be achieved with the Super Camp wheels of counter-insurgency operations in zone and chat a way forward in the fight against the insurgents.

Adeniyi also drew the attention of stakeholders to the activities of Boko Haram logistics suppliers, saying such criminal businesses would soon come to an end. He, therefore, assured stakeholders and citizens that the state was in good hands, adding that the terrorists were just making noise.

He noted: “The terrorists cannot go beyond the level they are now in Sambisa Forest and Lake Chad region. I’m not happy with the supply of illegal logistics, including fuel, to the insurgents but we would continue to capture them any day we see them. I don’t believe in the rumours that northern Borno will soon be history. I wish to dissociate myself from that narrative, because such rumours are mere wishes that can never happen.”

He assured that security agencies were working round the clock to ensure all the strategies of Boko Haram come to naught, adding, “To the terrorists, drop your weapons and leave your commanders to die alone. You don’t need to die as a terrorist in Sambisa Forest and Lake Chad along with them.”

The insurgents, he stated, are criminals who would never achieve any political leadership in any part of state or country, warning that investments of their sympathisers would soon end along with the decade long insurgency.


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