Major General John Enenche, the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
The Nigerian Army says its troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have continued to neutralise more terrorists, capture gun trucks and cache of arms in several encounters across North East.
“The gunmen attacked two villages, Alamou and Nagraogo, in the country’s north, near the border with Mali on Monday,” the government said in a statement.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed at Madagali in Adamawa not to give terrorists any breathing space.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has urged the media to stop giving prominence to the activities of insurgents in their news publications.
Governor Salfo Kabore said in a statement on Wednesday that the extremists attacked the village of Pobe Mengao in Soum province near the border with Niger on Saturday and Sunday.
The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, Rev. Tor Uja, has advised the Federal Government against negotiating with kidnappers and terrorists.
The demolition of the buildings, supervised by Governor Yahaya Bello, was in line with the state’s law on terrorism
Buratai said this in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, when he received the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, at the headquarters of the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole at the Maimalari Cantonment
A statement by the Nigerian Army said two terrorists were killed as the troops repelled the attack.
A soldier, however, lost his life
In the statement on Sunday, Usman said: “This is to once again warn all Boko Haram terrorists wherever they are, to desist from all acts of terrorism, surrender themselves and face the law now. We wish to inform them that we are aware of all their hideouts, camps and enclaves
The Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, confirmed this on his Twitter handle on Tuesday morning
The female suicide bombers, the Defence Headquarters said, had their bombs detonated by terrorists as they made to attack Maiduguri
A statement by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, said apart from those captured in the course of fighting, many arrests of terrorists hiding in the town are being made and troops are still busy interrogating the suspects
Omeri said the advice became necessary as the insurgents were moving into different locations, including Internally Displaced Persons’ camps, following heavy bombardment on their hideouts by troops
The Nigerian troops recovered more weapons during the mop up operations, while some of the terrorists’ vehicles have been destroyed
Adamawa State Government Saturday announced that Boko Haram members have taken over Gulak, the Headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of the State.
Nigerian military has again assured the citizens and the international community that it would do everything possible to defend the territorial integrity of the nation.
The statement said with the recent trend of female suicide bombings in the country, the theft of these regalia has heightened concerns about the possibility of terrorist elements using the same to perpetrate acts of terror
A statement posted on the Defence Headquarters website: www.defenceinfo.mil.ng, said the dawn raid operation was carried out on Friday