The Nigerian military whose pride has been deeply hurt by the recent reversals at the hands of Boko Haram terrorists, especially with the loss of Mubi and Vimtim, the hometown of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has launched “Operation No Mercy” to deal with the marauding terrorists.
The military, findings show, will be more decisive and unsparing in their approach to dealing with the Boko Haram menace and restore the country’s territorial integrity.
According to an intelligence source to Thisday Newspaper, the military will launch an all out operation against the insurgents, and other criminal elements including those aiding and abetting them.
The source explained that the constant intervention from the political class as well as the barrage of criticisms from Amnesty International and other human rights groups affected military operations, citing how the former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika was maligned for his aggressive approach, which was effective.
Terrorists had captured Nigeria’s second largest town in Adamawa State, they defiantly renamed the town ‘Madinatul Islam’, which means the city of Islam.
Four local governments of Michika, Madagali, Mubi North and Mubi South of Adamawa State are now in the firm grip of the insurgents, throwing up thousands of internally displaced persons.