In line with its promise to completely flush out the terrorist sect Boko Haram from territories in the North-east ahead of next month’s elections, the Nigerian military has improved its offensive in Bama, Marte and Baga, among other communities in Borno State.
According to Military sources, mop-up operations are still ongoing in another Borno community, Mongonu, which is on the verge of liberation from the terrorists.
A source explained that the coordinated aerial and ground assault from Nigerian troops in the south, supported by the Chadian and Nigerien troops from the north has caused many of the terrorists to flee to what they perceive as safe areas in Yobe and Gombe States where they are now trying to gain a foothold.
Confirming the mop up, the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, explained that a multidimensional offensive was ongoing and the troops were making major inroads against the Boko Haram insurgents.
Olukolade however warned against making hasty conclusions on military operations as things could change quickly.
He said the battle was still very fluid and asked for patience, adding that Nigerians would soon know the true situation “as victory is assured”.