Boko Haram attacks on Madagali town in Adamawa and Limankara village in Borno State were impeded by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and three suspected Chadian terrorists were arrested during the weekend.
Army Public Relations Officer of the 28 Task Force Brigade, Mubi, Major Akintoye Badare, made this known yesterday in a statement issued in Maiduguri. He said before the attempted attacks, troops of 192 Battalion, 26 Task Force, killed six Boko Haram terrorists in clearance operations at Dissa and Patawe villages of Borno State.
It took about two hours to foil the attacks at Madagali and Limankara which resulted to the arrest of three suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists.
Limankara is about 151 kilometres south of Maiduguri, Borno state capital.
According to Major Akintoye, terrorists were fleeing into communities bordering Sambisa Forest that was captured last December by the military.
In a similar development, Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to be disciplined and vigilant while discharging their duties to vanquish Boko Haram remnants in Borno State and North-East sub-region of Nigeria.
He gave the charge at the weekend while carrying out a routine operational visit to troops deployed at Camerounian border village of Pulka in Borno State. Buratai, who was represented by Chief of Administration (Army), Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali, applauded the troops on the successes recorded in the ongoing campaign against insurgency in the North-East; urging them to hasten up in the hunt for leaders of Boko Haram. He went further to assure them of army headquarters’ support on the fight against terrorism and insurgency and also that the families of soldiers who paid the ultimate price will continually be provided for.
“The dependants of fallen heroes will be promptly paid all entitlements due for the deceased to their next of kin. History will not forget them for all they have done to protect the territorial integrity of the nation.
“We will continue to provide you with all you need to end this war so that displaced persons of this region can return to their respective communities. As for the troops who paid the supreme price, we will continue to provide support to the families they left behind.”
Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali was accompanied on the visit by the Acting General Officer Commanding of 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu and staff officers of the army division.