By Tahiru Sheriff
The epicenter of Boko Haram, a local community where the deadly group declared as their Caliphate has been re-captured by the Nigerian Military.
This was made public during a press briefing by the spokesperson for the Nigerian Military General Chris Olukolade, at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.
Boko Haram renamed the earlier captured town Gwoza as ‘Darul Hikima’ and used it as a center from which attacks were coordinated against other parts of the country.
Olukolade stated that
“…the recent reinvigoration of a partnership between Nigeria and these neigbouring countries under the auspices of Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) provided the desired response to the challenge, as the border areas that served as hideouts for the terrorists have become actively dominated by troops in the MNJTF…”
He also added that the partnership with neigbouring countries aided in decimating the fighting capabilities of the terrorists. The victory, he stated, was gained through a concerted effort with neigbouring countries.
A lot of arms and ammunition was recovered by the Nigerian military and the administrative head of the group was destroyed. A victory at Gwoza meets the planned schedule of the Nigerian military in its promise to clear the region.