Nigerian Troops Chase Boko Haram From Mafa, Borno State

Nigerian Troops Chase Boko Haram From Mafa, Borno State

Members of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram were on Thursday chased out of Mafa town, by soldiers of the Nigerian army.  

The Nigeria Defence Headquarters made this known via its Twitter handle @DefenceInfoNG.

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Meanwhile, Nigerian troops have been recording successes in recent operations against the Islamic sect.

The Nigerian army has freed several towns that had been captured by Boko Haram, notably Baga, a fishing community in Borno where as many as 2000 people may have been killed by the terrorist group.

The military recently also carried out air raids on Sambisa Forest and Gwoza, alleged strongholds of the Boko Haram militants, killing, scattering and capturing many of the sect members in the process.

However, following the improvement in the operation against the Islamist, and the renewed commitment of the military hierarchy in ensuring that the soldiers morale continues to soar, Nigerians will be expecting to hear good news about the 234 female students that were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state by Boko Haram members in April 2014.

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The expectation for such good news was introduced by President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday when he revealed that the girls were still alive and will be rescued soon despite spending approximately 11 months in captivity.

Recall that in a bid to win the war against Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, Jonathan on Monday, January 26, 2015, expressed optimism that there will be a delivery of new weapons to the Nigerian military which will propel the halting of the insurgency in the northeastern part of the country.

Also, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, on Thursday when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Defence for the 2015 budget defence told the lawmakers that the Air Force has destroyed the organisational structure of Boko Haram.


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