- The Defence Headquarters has given Nigerians good news after the Zabarmari killings by insurgents in Borno
- From the DHQ's report on Tuesday, December 1, troops destroyed the hideouts of Boko Haram leaders in Sambisa Forest
- This was disclosed on Tuesday by the DHQ's spokesman, Major-General John Enenche
The Nigerian military has given a timely response to insurgents in Borno days after they went on a killing spree on some innocent citizens in the state recently.
According to the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Tuesday, December 1, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole destroyed the hiding places of Boko Haram leaders in Sambisa Forest.
During their operation, the Air Task Force also neutralised many fighters at Yale in the state.
The DHQ on Tuesday tweeted:
The force in a statement released by the co-ordinator of Defence media operation, Major-General John Enenche said:
"In continuation of the air interdiction missions being conducted as part of subsidiary Operation WUTAR TABKI 2, the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed some dwellings of Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs’) leaders and neutralized several of their fighters in separate air strikes executed in the Sambisa Forest area as well as at a settlement about 1.7 Km East of Yale, both in Borno state.
"The air raids were undertaken yesterday, 30 November 2020, after credible Human Intelligence reports and series of aerial surveillance missions had indicated that some of the BHTs that carried out recent attacks against innocent civilians were harboured in makeshift structures under the dense vegetation of the Sambisa Forest while others were tracked to the settlement East of Yale."
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives had suggested that the federal government should compensate the people of Zabarmari over the destruction of their farms and the murder of their beloved.
Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House, made the call during a plenary on Tuesday, December 1, amid continuous reactions trailing the killing of the rice farmers in Borno state on Saturday, November 28, by Boko Haram.
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