Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Advertisement

Army discovers new Boko Haram base in Chad, prepares for ‘final onslaught’

Army discovers new Boko Haram base in Chad, prepares for ‘final onslaught’
July 17
11:43 2017
Advertisement

The Nigerian army says it has discovered an operational base of the Boko Haram sect in Lake Chad.

In a statement, Timothy Antigha, spokesman of 8 task force division, Borno state, quoted Stevenson Olabanji, the division’s general officer commanding (GOC), as saying this when he visited troops of the 118 task force battalion under the division.

The statement said the GOC issued motivational orders to the troops, asking them to always ensure their weapons are serviceable.

It quoted Olabanji as telling the troops that the strike order on the secret Boko Haram location, which could be given at any time might be the “final one that would bring about the end of Boko Haram insurgency”.

“The tempo of ongoing clearance operations will be increased, so be prepared. You may be ordered at any time to clear the remnants of Boko Haram elements in the identified locations,” the GOC was quoted to have said.

Antigha added in the statement that the final phase of the onslaught on the insurgents was “evident”.

The statement also stated that O.P. Oyekoke, the commanding officer of the battalion, earlier outlined the tasks being carried out by troops of the battalion.

Follow us on twitter @thecableng

Copyright 2017 TheCable. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.thecable.ng as the source.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

Advertisement
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

Sept 19, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK359.39485.28430.87
LAGOS369480437
KANO367473433
PH368474435
ABUJA366475433
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement