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Published On: Fri, Nov 21st, 2014

Nigerian troops maintain air, land patrols to secure cleared towns

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Nigerian troops maintain air, land patrols to secure cleared towns

Nigerian troops maintain air, land patrols to secure cleared towns

By Joy Baba

 ollowing the flushing out the Boko Haram militants in some notable towns of Adamawa state yesterday, the Nigerian troops are said to be currently conducting aggressive patrols in and around Garkida .

A highly coordinated Air Force operation is backing the troop’s movement and operations in the mission area.

Similar air and land patrols along with mop up operations are being conducted in places such as Gombi, Pella, Hong, Fachi and Duma localities where terrorists have been dislodged as troops continue to advance in their pursuit.

Meanwhile more heavy weapons such as Anti-Aircraft Guns, General Purpose Machine Guns, IED materials, Rocket Propel Launchers as well as rifles and items such as vehicles, motorcycles are being recovered from the fleeing terrorists.  The content of other items such as projector, DVD players, laptop computers, mobile phone handsets, memory cards and flash drives recovered from the terrorists are presently being analysed for vital information.

The morale of troops is reported high as they continue on the offensive. The bodies of 2 soldiers who died in one of the encounters have been recovered while the 5 wounded including a Brigade Commander are presently receiving treatment.

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