- The Nigerian Army continues to insist that it is winning the war against insurgency
- A recent statement from the army says Boko Haram terrorists are currently on the run
- The army said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole are making progress in the fight against terrorism
The Nigerian Army says its troops have heightened the tempo of the chase of remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the Northeast region.
A spokesman of the army, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement sent to journalists on Thursday, February 6, said that many of the terrorists were on the run as troops under Operation Lafiya Dole trails them.
According to the statement, several insurgents were neutralised recently while others escaped with gunshot wounds leading to capturing of two gun trucks and different calibre of weapons.
Iliyasu disclosed that the troops had continued to record successes across the theatre of operation noble of which was the arrest of one Modu Gana, a high profile Boko Haram spy and logistics supplier at Bulunkutu Ngomari in Jere local government area of Borno state.
Nigerian authorities continue to push for lasting peace in the northeast region and beyond.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, February 6 inducted three fighter helicopters in the fleet of the Nigerian Air Force.
The helicopters are two 109 power and one 171E combat helicopters, and they were procured to be deployed to the northeast and assist other military operations across the country.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has identified 37 officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army tackling the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast for a special reward.
The 37 officers were selected for special recognition after the assessment of the operations of troops fighting the Boko Haram insurgents.
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