Nigeria military seizes Another machine gun recovered from the terroristsThe Nigerian military on Friday reclaimed more communities in the north-east from the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Highlights:

  • Military reclaimed communities in Adamawa and Yobe State
  • Some arms belonging to the terrorists were also recovered int eh counter-terrorism operation
  • Shikah, Fikayel, Tetebah, Buza, Kamla and Bumsa are some of the towns reclaimed
  • Jonathan expresses confidence that the momentum will be maintained

Details

In a statement by a spokesman of the military, Major General Chris Olukolade, said the troops also recovered some arms from the terrorists in the heightened counter-terrorism operations.

“Troops have finally routed terrorists from Bara, the Headquarters of Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State and Gulag, the Headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State in the early hours of today, Friday.

“The fierce fighting that preceded the clearing of towns and other communities resulted in appreciable casualties on the terrorists, the capture of some of them, the recovery and destruction of arms, thousands of assorted rounds ammunition as well as vehicles and other equipment,” he said.

Some of the equipment recovered from the group are Anti-Aircraft Guns, General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), Grenades, Multi-barrel bombs, Multi-barrel Grenade Launchers, rifles and mortar guns.

Other locations also cleared in the course of the two days operation in the oil-rich nation’s north-east include, Shikah, Fikayel, Tetebah, Buza, Kamla and Bumsa.Arms seized from the  terrorists

The reclaiming of the communities is coming a day after President Goodluck Jonathan visited the troops in the north-east, assuring them of the government’s commitment to providing all support needed to overcome terrorism in Nigeria.

He assured them that they would be rewarded for their patriotic commitment to routing the terrorists form the nation’s north-east.

On Friday, while in a meeting with the outgoing French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Jacques Champagne De Labriolle, President Jonathan expressed confidence that the Nigerian troops would maintain the momentum they have built up in ongoing operations against the Boko Haram and rapidly recover more occupied communities from the terrorist group.

President Jonathan said the officers and men of the Nigerian Army he met on the front-lines in Borno and Adamawa States on Thursday were in very high spirits, well prepared and determined to successfully complete their operations against the Boko Haram.

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