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Nigerian Army to launch attack on a newly identified Boko Haram's base

Monday 17-07-2017 - 01:55 PM
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Abuja - The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that it will soon launch an attack on a remote Island in Lake Chad where Boko Haram fighters now use as their new operational base.

This was disclosed by the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC 8 Task Force Division, Stevenson Olabanji, when he visited troops of the 118 Task Force Battalion under his division at their frontline location in Gudumbali village of Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State.

Mr. Olabanji, a brigadier general, asked the soldiers to always make sure their weapons are serviceable as the strike order on the secret Boko Haram location could be given at any time.
He also said the awaited operation might be the final one that would bring an end to Boko Haram insurgency.

Boko Haram militants
Boko Haram militants
Also, Mr. Antigha, a colonel and deputy director, Army Public Relations, said the final phase of the onslaught on the terrorists was evident.

The statement quoted the GOC as saying, “The tempo of ongoing clearance operations will be increased, so be prepared. You may be ordered at any time to clear the remnants of Boko Haram elements in the identified locations.”

Boko Haram is an Islamic extremist/terror group based in northeastern Nigeria, also active in Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon.
The group had alleged links to al-Qaeda, but in March 2015, it announced its allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS).

Since the current insurgency started in 2009, it has killed 20,000 and displaced 2.3 million from their homes and was ranked as the world's deadliest terror group by the Global Terrorism Index in 2015.

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