- Popular activist Shehu Sani has said Chadian troops and President Idriss Deby deserve commendation for recent defeats over Boko Haram
- Sani stated that Nigerians should not demean the sacrifices of Nigerian troops on the ground who have left their families behind
- The former lawmaker urges citizens to support and encourage the Nigerian military to succeed while holding their leadership to account
Popular activist Shehu Sani has stated that Chadian troops and President Idriss Deby deserve commendation and praise for recent defeats over Boko Haram terrorists.
Chadian troops led by President Idriss Deby have been praised by some Nigerians for recording strings of defeats over Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad Basin area.
Reacting to the issue, Sani said while, the Chadian troops should be commended for their victories over the insurgents, Nigerians should not demean the sacrifices of Nigerian troops on the ground who have left their families behind.
He urged citizens to support and encourage the Nigerian military to succeed while holding their leadership to account.
"The Chadian troops and President Idriss Deby deserves all commendation and praises;but we shouldn’t demean the sacrifices of our own troops on the ground,who have families they left behind.We should support and encourage them to succeed while holding their leadership to account," Sani tweeted.
Legit had earlier reported that Chadian troops captured an arms store believed to be owned by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in the Goje-Chadian area of Sambisa.
The capture of the arms store was said to have occurred on Saturday, April 4, during an offensive against the insurgents,
The Chadian president, Idriss Deby, was reported to have led the operation which lasted for hours with the soldiers clearing the insurgents off the area.
Military sources in the area told the newspaper that the arms store is the largest owned by Boko Haram said.
Meanwhile, the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have launched a coordinated joint offensive to dislodge and completely rid the Islands of Lake Chad of any Boko Haram/ Islamic State West Africa Province presence and activities.
The troops involved in the operation are the Sector 2 MNJTF (Chad Republic), Sector 3 MNJTF (Nigeria) and Sector 4 MNJTF (Niger Republic). The terrorists had retreated into the islands following the sustained onslaught by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.
“These heinous acts necessitated the contiguous nations of the Lake Chad basin to jointly launch this massive onslaught on the terrorists across the common borders extending into the Northern Tumbuns of the Lake Chad Basin in Nigeria,” Brigadier-General Benard Onyeuko, acting director of Defence media operations said in a statement on Thursday, April 2.
He stated that aside from the combined operations, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole are equally engaged in the conduct of simultaneous blocking operations aimed at decimating the insurgents.
Still on security, the Air Task Force of the Operation Lafiya Dole and the Artillery Batteries of Sector 3 of the Multi-National Joint Task Force have bombarded Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) camp in Tumbun Fulani on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno state.
This was disclosed in a statement by the acting director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko. According to him, it was part of coordinated joint operations to flush out the terrorists from their stronghold in the Tumbuns Island.
Onyeuko stated that the bombardment was carried out following intelligence reports which indicated that ISWAP elements, with their structures concealed under the dense vegetation of the area, were using the settlement as a base from where they plan and launch attacks.
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