Nigerian Military Set For Massive Attack On Insurgents

Nigerian Military Set For Massive Attack On Insurgents

Two days after President Muhammadu Buhari visited Chad and Niger, Nigerian troops are being deployed into strategic areas to curb the terror group, Boko Haram.

Nigerian Military Set For Massive Attack On Insurgents

According to The Nation, the president also made telephone calls to President Paul Biya of Cameroon as part of ongoing talks on regional partnership to check the terrorist group.

President Buhari, who is set to visit Biya soon, has also welcomed assistance from the US in the fight against Boko Haram.

A source said multi-national troops have started mobilizing to strategic areas after the conclusion of talks between President Buhari and his Chadian and Nigerien presidents.

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The source said, “When the President went to Chad and Niger Republic, the main agenda was how to rid the region of Boko Haram. I can tell you that action has started because troops are already being mobilized to all necessary areas. 

As a matter of fact, the President by now might have concluded his telephone talks with President Paul Biya of Cameroon on the same issue.”

The Senior Special Assistant on Media to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, who spoke with our correspondent, said: “We are very happy to hear that the US will be assisting us in order to reset the relationship between the two countries.

Boko Haram insurgents have waged a six-year war to try to set up a “caliphate” in the Northeast, but government counter-offensives this year has taken back much of the territory held by the group.

But bomb attacks have resurged in the last one week, with 80 people killed in a series of attacks over the past few days.

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Meanwhile, the death toll from Thursday’s suicide bombing at Jimeta  market,Yola has risen to 45 authorities said yesterday.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack but it bears the trade mark of the terror group, Boko Haram.

President Buhari earlier this week visited neighboring countries Niger and Chad to discuss strategies against Boko Haram.

In a related development, the Nigerian Defence Headquarters yesterday said the Nigerian troops have killed two suicide bombers and score of Boko Haram insurgents in a repel attack by the military in Shetimari, Borno State.


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