Monday 3 November 2014

Military vow to re-capture Adamawa and Borno towns from Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has assured that the military will soon re-capture Adamawa and Borno States after it renewed pressure on terrorists in the two north eastern states.

Military spokesman, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, told Channels Television that “there is a more intensive shelling of areas where the terrorists are hiding.

He said air raids are already being carried out by officers and men of the Air Force and Nigerian Army ground operations is yielding results.

According to him, the focus now is on deployment of troops and necessary equipment to reverse all recent violation and breach of security by terrorists and others operating in parts of the country.

Suspected militants believed to be members of the radical sect, Boko Haram, on Wednesday launched a coordinated attack on Uba and Mubi towns of Adamawa State, north-east Nigeria.

Both towns are located at the northern part of the state bordering Michika and Madagali earlier under siege by the Islamists, the Boko Haram.

Residents said gunshots are currently being heard in both towns as there have been fierce battles earlier in the day. Security troops have made several attempts to repel attacks on the two towns.

Last month, the government announces a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, but that agreement is being breached by the militants.

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