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Army reports Borno breakthrough

02 February 2015, 07:52Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Military announced the capture of vehicles and ammunition in the terror-stricken Borno State.

Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, disclosed the breakthrough.

He said the heavy weapons were captured from terrorists who are in disarray towards Bama Ngom, Alou, Delwa and Mafa.

“Terrorists who in their disarray strayed towards Bama Ngom, Alou, Delwa and Mafa in the night have now been effectively contained. Mopping up operation is ongoing. Several weapons, arms and ammunition including 2 armoured vehicles and 2 artillery guns as well as 17 Hilux vehicles have been captured from them. Several of them also died. The affected locations have been secured and soldiers wounded are being treated. Patrols and pursuit of fleeing terrorists is continuing,” the statement read.

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He said attack on Maiduguri in the early hours of Sunday was quickly contained.

“The terrorists incurred massive casualty as large number of them died in the encounter. The situation is calm as mopping up operation in the affected area is ongoing.”

Olukolade added that the ongoing operations were in coordination with activities of Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF).

“The terrorists are to be engaged in all fronts including their previous safe havens and hideouts in the region. It is in line with the arrangement for a comprehensive and coordinated military operation with inputs by military forces in the Lake Chad Basin Commission namely; Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon.”

- CAJ News


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