By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Nigerian military said its troops destroyed several hideouts of Boko Haram/Islamic States for West African Province in the northeast in the last one week.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja while giving update on the military operations in the country, Major General, John Enenche,
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters, said between Nov. 12 and Nov. 18, troops adopted sustained vigilance and offensive postures through comprehensive ground and air operations leading to the killing of some terrorists.
He said that an Improvised Explosive Devices maker was arrested, and a cache of arms and ammunition and other fighting equipment were recovered during the period.
Enenche said troops of Operation Fireball, a wing of Operation Lafiya Dole, cleared the terrorists’ hideouts and killed two at Ladantar in Borno.
He added that troops also foiled terrorists’ attacks on Gwoza town in Borno where one terrorist was killed and arms and ammunition recovered on Nov. 12.
Enenche said the Air Component continued to execute successive bomb and rocket runs, on targeted terrorists’ enclaves at Njimia, Goba and Dure village areas in the Sambisa forest in Borno during the period.
He said multiple air strikes were executed on the locations and the devastating hits from the air strikes led to the killing of scores of terrorists.
“Several of the terrorists’ logistics facilities were destroyed by the devastating hits from the air strikes, while many of their fighters fled in disarray.”