Military steps up air, land attack on Boko Haram — DHQ

Military steps up air, land attack on Boko Haram — DHQ

Saturday, November 1, 2014 10:18 pm

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters said “necessary deployment” of troops and equipment was ongoing to reverse recent violation and breach of security by terrorists and criminals operating in some parts of the country.

The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade said today that the coordinated air bombardment was already yielding required results in the mission to repel the unwarranted attacks on citizens, especially in Adamawa and Borno.

Olukolade in a statement issued in Abuja today said that land forces were also conducting mop up operations to apprehend retreating terrorists and facilitate restoration of normalcy in some of the affected communities.

He did not mention any specific area of operation and only promised that more details would be released as the operations progressed.

The statement also said that the content of the video purportedly released by terrorists on Friday was being studied.

It added that further information on subsequent position on the issues involved would be released in due course.

“The military will continue to accord due recognition to any ongoing mediatory efforts toward bringing our girls home and terminating the insecurity in parts of the country.

“Citizens are assured that the military and security agencies remain committed and optimistic for positive outcome of ongoing operations,’’ It added.

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