Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Military flushes Boko Haram out of Bama• Finally clears insurgents in Yobe

The military yesterday recorded another milestone in the renewed war against terrorists, flushing Boko Haram out of Bama, Borno State. It also cleared insurgents in Goniri, their last stronghold in Yobe State.Revealing the latest success, Major General Chris Olukolade, director of Defence Information, in a statement, stated that the military, yesterday afternoon, “finally succeeded in routing terrorists from Bama in Borno State,” revealing: “The mission, which was accomplished with massive casualty inflicted on the terrorists before the remnant finally fled the town lasted days of careful maneouvre and efforts to scale series of obstacles and land mines planted by terrorists who have occupied the town for months.”
He revealed that Chadian soldiers among the Multinational Joint Task Force have been mandated to chase the terrorists, who are believed to be heading for the borders, after being dislodged from Bama.

The defence spokesman said soldiers were continuing “with cordon and search of the town and surrounding,” adding: “Arms and ammunition are being recovered, as troops conduct aggressive patrol of the entire vicinity looking out for any terrorists who might be stranded or trying to operate elsewhere in the area.”

Olukolade also stated that the military has defeated Boko Haram in Goniri, its last stronghold in Yobe State, thereby completely ridding the state of any insurgent camp.

Disclosing the military’s exploit, he stated that soldiers yesterday morning took over the community, while cordon and search were “continuing in and around Goniri town, which is in the same local government area (LGA) with Buni Yadi, where a bomb making facility was discovered in the course of cordon and search recently.”

According to him, yesterday’s success completed the “clearing of Gujba Local Government Area, one of the two LGAs occupied by the terrorists in Yobe state.”

He recalled that Dulani Local Government Area was cleared earlier in the month, saying with the routing of Boko Haram in Goniri, Yobe has been “successfully cleared among the three state slated for the mission to dislodge terrorists bases.”

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