By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Nigerian military said between 15 and 21 October 2020, series of ground and air operations were conducted by the gallant troops, where four terrorists were killed.
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 the military is conducting aggressive clearance operations, cordon and search operations, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions as well as artillery and aerial bombardments on terrorists’ hideouts at different locations in the theatre of operation.
“The cumulative operations of the troops with superior firepower have drastically denied the terrorists’ freedom of action and reduced their operational capabilities in the zone.
“Notably, on 16 October 2020, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE while on clearance operations encountered Boko Haram/ ISWAP at Sawa village in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State. During the encounter, 4 terrorists were neutralized while 4 AK47 rifles were recovered by the troops.
“As the Land Component conduct aggressive patrols and dominate the zone, the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE conducted series of air operations with a force package of Nigerian Air Force fighter jets and helicopter gunships as part of the activities of its subsidiary Operation WUTAR TABKI. Several air interdiction and surveillance missions were executed, revealing terrorists’ activities in various locations in the North East.
“This led to the destruction of terrorists’ hideouts and neutralization of scores of their fighters”.