- The acting director of the Nigerian army's public relations says the army is making progress in their fight against Boko Haram
- Lives are still being lost, but the efforts are successful
- Cameroonian soldiers have been helpful in carrying out anti-terrorism operations
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the acting director for the Nigerian army public relations, has posted a Facebook account updating Nigerians on the progress of the army in fighting Boko Haram terrorists.
He said the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the north-east is making tremendous progress.
Usman also told about an occurrence in Dogon Gida and New Marte when four soldiers lost lives after stepping on an improvised explosive device planted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in the ground. Notwithstanding, the reinforced team continues their patrolling in search of perpetrators.
Clearance operations against Boko Haram have also been carried out by Nigerian task force brigades, together with their Cameroonian counterparts in Ngoshe and Sino villages, advancing to Mararraba, Angwan Fada, Dale, Wizha, Bokko Timit, Bokko Nasanu, Bokko Hide.
All Boko Haram enclaves there were cleared, and 17 women and 28 children rescued. Five IEDs were detonated by the troops and an IED manufacturing workshop destroyed.
The Cameroonian forces have also knocked out Boko Haram terrorists' gun trucks, and raided and cleared several IED-making factories along border towns.
This news comes after a statement by the Nigerian air force that they have identified possible locations of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.