The Nigerian Television Authority has reported that in their determined efforts of wiping the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have embarked on aggressive clearance operations on suspected Boko Haram terrorist hideouts and crossing points with tremendous results.
The terrorists have been neutralised in such areas around Goniri in Yobe State, and Damasak, Kross Kauwa, and Monguno, in Borno State.
Especially successful were the 120 Battalion and the newly formed Nigerian Army Special Forces Command who claimed to have killed at least 100 Boko Haram terrorists in various encounters.
The Nigerian Air Force Air Task Force component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has also been giving close air support to ground troops as well as facilitating the hot pursuit of fleeing infiltrating terrorists in the ongoing operations. (see below)
Significantly, the Air Task Force have destroyed several Boko Haram terrorists gun trucks and facilities. The gallant troops have also been repelling attempted efforts by the terrorists to infiltrate their locations. Buoyed by the Chief of Army Staff’s presence and motivation, the troops in the frontline are in renewed positive fighting spirit across the theatre to stop incursions and annihilate the terrorists.
The battle has now further shifted to the fringes of Lake Chad and other suspected Boko Haram terrorist enclave along the borders.