Wednesday, 2 December 2015

December 31 deadline: Nigerian Army in final push against insurgency in North East

December 31 deadline: Nigerian Army in final push against insurgency in North East

 
Ahead of the December 31 deadline set by President Muhammdu Buhari to stamp out terrorism from the shores of the country, the Nigerian Army says its troops are in pursuit of fleeing insurgents and are working towards preventing any incursion from terrorists in the North Eastern part of the country.
Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Col. Sani Usman disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Wednesday.
According to Usman, locations recently attacked by terrorists have been reinforced and the troops were poised to squash any eventuality.
Usman stated that the coming weeks would be critical in the operation geared towards destroying all known harbours of isugency in the North Eastern part of the country.
”As we enter the month of December, it is important to state that we have also entered a very critical part of the fight against terrorism in our country.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to reiterate its total commitment and determination to the war against the Boko Haram terrorists.
“Consequently, we solicit for the continued support, cooperation and understanding of all Nigerians in this regard,” Usman said.
The Army spokesman further said troops, during a recent operation in Gulak recovered a Toyota Hilux, several arms and items from the insurgents.
“Some of the arms include one PKM gun, one General Purpose Machine Gun, three AK-47 rifles, one Rocket Propelled Grenade tube and one Rocket Propelled Grenade bomb.
“Other recoveries include one charger, seven boxes of 7.62mm link, one GP 340 Hand Held Radio, four boxes of 7.62mm X 54mm ammunition, three Anti Riot Hand Held Grenade, as well as 30 Cleaning Kits, two Packets of Artillery Primers and 97 pieces of Zela fuse,” Usman said.  posted by www.alabareport.com

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