The Nigerian Army says assault on terrorists’ enclaves have been intensified.
The Nigerian military on Tuesday said the timely distress call made by residents of communities close to Lake Chad saved them from a terrorist attack.
This was made known in a statement by the Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade, who said the terrorists had come to those communities in search of food.
The heavily armed terrorists, Mr. Olukolade said, ran for safety on sensing troops approach, hence could not attack the communities.
He also said that the troops of the Multi-National Joint Task Force on patrol in the area have recovered some arms and ammunition the fleeing terrorists left behind.
He said that a cordon and search of the area is going on with a view to apprehending any of the terrorists that could be lurking around.
He also said that the assault on terrorists’ enclaves in Sambisa forests and surrounding locations is still going on while operational activities around Wala, Gwoza, Pulka and environs in Borno State have intensified.
Encounters resulting from air and land strikes and an ambush of troops on patrols in the area have resulted in the death of scores of terrorists and loss of five soldiers including an officer.
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