Defence headquarters says military has decimated Boko Haram insurgents

Defence headquarters says military has decimated Boko Haram insurgents

- The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has given an update about the war against insurgency in the northeast

- John Enenche, a spokesperson for the DHQ, highlighted the gains recorded in the insurgency war

- Nigeria's northeast region has been experiencing unrest by Boko Haram insurgent for over 10 years

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The defence headquarters (DHQ) has said the Nigerian military has recorded huge victories against insurgents in the northeast.

According to The Cable, the spokesperson for the defence headquarters, John Enenche, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Boko Haram can no longer operate in the northeast like they use to do prior to 2015.

Defence headquarters says military has decimated Boko Haram insurgents
Nigerian soldiers stationed at a military checkpoint in the northeast.
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Enenche explained that the military has stopped Boko Haram from taking over territories and setting up administrative structures.

He also pointed out that the military has succeeded in halting the bombings by the insurgents that used to take place in states across the country.

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Enenche said:

“The issue of bombings that even spread to other places like Abuja, Kano, Niger and Kogi States, including their slipper cells no longer exist."
What about suicide bombing, which is one of the signs of terrorism? It was rife and even at our checkpoints they come and detonate bombs as well as public gatherings; all these have been nipped properly. If you put all these together, I can tell you that terrorism has been checkmated."

He, however, stated that there were some isolated cases of terrorist activities.

In another news, Nigeria's chief of army staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday, January 11, told applicants seeking to serve in the army that they must be ready to move to Sambisa forest at the end of their training.

According to Premium Times, Buratai noted that the recruits should be ready to serve their country anywhere they are deployed as a soldier.

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He made the disclosure at Falgore forest training camp during the final screening for 80 regular recruits in Kano state.

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