Boko Haram: Nigerian Army Warns Against Possible Infiltration

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Boko Haram/ Photo credit: timeslive.co.za
The Nigeria Army, has warned that the fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists who escaped from the Sambisa forest in the North-east will be trying to infiltrate communities.

The warning comes after two weeks of intensified military onslaught against the terrorist group which the Army said had inflicted heavy casualties on the Boko Haram.

Brigadier General Sani Usman, Director of Army Public Relations, issued this warning in a statement in an ongoing operation ‘Deep Punch 2’ by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.

The General warns that the fleeing terrorist may result to the use of suicide bombers to inflict pain and terror on innocent and unsuspecting populace.

Therefore, Leaders of communities and peace loving individuals in the society are advised to be on the lookout for the escaped Boko Haram members and promptly report any strange movement and suspicious persons to the relevant security agencies.

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Earlier, in a statement made by the Army Spokesman, he confirmed that Soldiers with support from the Nigerian Air force dealt heavy blows to the Boko Haram terrorist in the North-east.

Brigadier General Usman said the troops destroyed equipment belonging to the terrorist as well as makeshift accommodations around camp Zairo with several of the insurgents killed and others wounded.

He said the troops recovered twelve gun trucks, 1 anti-air-craft, 1 machine gun, a pistol and a large quantity of anti-aircraft guns ammunition against other items also recovered were 12 Hilux vehicles, 3 counter trucks, 2 double barred rifle, 30 bicycles as well as power generating sets, Gas cylinders, Printers, military kits and I.E.D making workshops.

The Army Spokesman further confined that 2 soldiers were wounded during the encounter and promptly evacuated by the Nigerian Air force for treatment.

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Similarly the Nigerian Air force has confirmed that one of its fighter Aircraft dropped rockets on Boko Haram terrorist targets in the North-east and successfully neutralized several of the Insurgents.

The Director Police relations and Information of the Nigerian Air force, Air vice Marshal Olatokumbo Adesanya said the attack was launched after several terrorist on vehicle and gun threats were sighted by an NAF intelligence surveillance.

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