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War Against Terrorism, COAS Inspects Military Hardware In Maiduguri

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza
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The Chief of Army Staff,(COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai has inspected military hardware recently deployed to the Operation Lafiya Dole theater which will inevitably lead to the final defeat of Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east.

General Buratai who was highly elated after the inspection said, “ I am very confident that with the array of weapons we have just inspected Boko Haram will be completely defeated soon”.

Answering reporters questions on the recent joint operation between the Nigerian Army and their Cameroonian counterpart,General Buratai said that it is a positive development that has opened up a new phase in international warfare which has shown the world that Africa has come of age.

“the recent successes recorded in Gulumba Kumshe axis and the Alagarno Talala axis is a classical example of what joint operation can do,” the COAS stated.

The Army Chief is also scheduled to have interactive session with Borno elders, see the troops at the battle field to boost their morales and ginger them to take the war

against insurgency to its logical conclusion.
Military hardware inspected includes vehicles, motorcycles, ammunitions, unmanned Motor vehicles among others which were recently deployed to effectively execute the war.

In a releated development the troops of Nigerian Army in

continuation of the war against insurgency have carried out

major operations against the Boko Haram terrorists locations in Talala and Kumshe axis. The joint operation which was carried out with Cameroonian forces was quite successful as a number of the terrorists were killed, some of their weapons and equipment either destroyed or captured.

The Army in a press statement issued by the Acting Director Army Public Relation, Col. Sani Usman Kukasheka said the joint operation between elements of 7 Division and

the Cameroonian forces along Banki-Kumshe axis, led to the killing of 20 Boko Haram terrorists, destruction of 4 AK 47 rifles and capture of a gun truck mounted with an

Anti-Aircraft Gun (AA Gun) and 2 AK 47 rifles, as well as a 60mm mortar and a Dane gun.

Unfortunately, 3 soldiers sustained injuries and a vehicle damaged as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Troops also encountered about 10 other IEDs along the route of advance which were cleared.

Most of the terrorists ran in disarray towards Fatake where troops on blocking position cleared them.

Along the Talala axis despite an IED in which one soldier was wounded and a damaged vehicle, the operation is progressing very well. More so as the Nigerian Air Force has been assisting with interdiction and surveillance.

Troops at Kodo rescued 150 persons who were mainly children. In addition, a house with Boko Haram terrorists’

flag at Fatake caught fire with several ammunitions explosions in which 3 Boko Haram terrorists were killed in the house. .