- The Nigerian military said the last of the Boko Haram insurgents have been pushed into the Lake Chad water
- Major general Rogers Nicholas said many bombers were either arrested or killed in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states in the last six months
- Nicholas said he has a gift of N5 million to anybody that could lead us to those IEDs factories
The Nigerian military, declared that the Boko Haram insurgents have been chased out of Nigerian shore and rescued over a million people from the captivity of terrorists in the last six months.
This Day reports that the head of the military counter-insurgency operation in the north east (Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole), major General Rogers Nicholas made this known on Thursday, June 21.
Nicholas said the ongoing operation in the northern part of Borno state tagged: “Operation Last Hold”, has been highly successful and has dealt the final blow on the insurgents who have now been pushed into Lake Chad water.
He said all Nigerian territories have been liberated from the insurgents that have been dispersed from their former enclaves in the North-east.
Theatre commander said most of the communities in the north-east are now free to be inhabited by their fleeing inhabitants, noting that the only place inhabitable need to be cleared of landmines.
He said the military is currently involved in clearing of homes and farmlands of landmines, which was responsible for some communities remaining deserted.
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According to him, “For every sbomber who detonated his/her explosive, 25 others were arrested and out of the press. I have a gift of N5 million to anybody that could lead us to those IEDs factories.”
He asked the communities to be more alive to their responsibility of securing their immediate environment, insisting that security is the duty of all.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a Nigerian Army captain intentionally shot himself to death at the 7 Division Medical Centre in Maiduguri on June 18 after he was referred to the facility for medical examination and treatments.
The unnamed officer attached to troops operating in Mafa local government area of Borno state was reported to be on deployment in the North-east as part of the war against Boko Haram from the Nigerian Army 22 Armoured Brigade in Ilorin.
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