On Thursday in Damasak, Borno State, Boko Haram senior commander Bukar Gana and scores of fighters on a revenge mission were neutralised. They met their doom after a week-long air and ground campaign in Mobbar Local Government Area resulted in the neutralisation of 12 high-value ISWAP commanders.
It's also worth noting that Damasak has been targeted several times and failed each time. Despite the nefarious activities of some local informants who often tip the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists on troop movements and positions, the fighting spirit of the troops remains strong.
A few days after attempting to assault Damasak, the Nigerian troops scored a major victory over the terrorists. During the attack, many residents of the town fled to the Niger Republic; they are now returning home after the military successfully repelled the attack on the city.
In the war against Boko Haram in the North East, joint operations between the Air Force and the Army have been a big success. The land troops are neutralising them as the Air Force officers strike them from the sky.
In order to win the ten-year war against rebellion in the North East, we must continue to pray for our forces.
Over the past ten years, the military has been battling Boko Haram rebels in the North East, spending billions of Naira on ammunition in the war against the terrorists.
How do we put an end to Nigeria's insurgency?
Content created and supplied by: Blessingwrites (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More