By Chris Nomjov
The Nigerian Army’s operations in the North-eastern part of the country, is on a final onslaught against Boko Haram; as it heads for Sambisa Forest, the stronghold of the terrorist sect. This is a final push to recapture North East and rid her of the sect.
The Army, who have frequently promised that it was prepared to meet the December deadline to wipe out the insurgency in the North-east given by President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday revealed that the troops are moving for the last known den of the insurgents,
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Yusha’u Abubakar, said: “As I am talking to you, almost the entire troops in the Theatre are moving towards the Boko Haram den.”
Briefing journalists on the successes recorded in the last one week by the military in the insurgency-ravaged North-east, Gen. Abubakar also revealed that another kingpin of the terrorist sect, Boko Haram has been arrested.
He said a member of the terror group, Danladi Abubakar, who is number 26 on the wanted list of the 100 members of Boko Horam, published by the Army few weeks back; was caught in Maiduguri.
According to him, “Danladi Abdullahi was arrested on November 13 with the assistance of the men of the Department of State Security (DSS) in Moduganari within the Maiduguri metropolis.”
Giving accounts of the army’s operations, Abubakar noted that, “troops in harbour at Kardewa village were attacked by Boko Haram terrorists. The attack was successfully repelled.
“The following Items, which were captured include: 25 motorcycles 40 Boko Haram terrorists flags,10 grinding machines and impoverished explosive devices (IEDs) making factory.”
He revealed that additional Boko Haram terrorists enclaves at Angwan Fulani Rugo, Angwan Fulani Kardewa, Dure Fadagwe, Christian, Fadagwe Muni and Balazala had been destroyed.