Military Steps Up Bombardments As Boko Haram Battle Continues

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The military said it had stepped up air bombardment and deployment of troops to Mubi town, Adamawa State and environs three days after it was overran by terrorists.

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), in a statement claimed that air bombardment against insurgents was already yielding results.

“The highly coordinated air bombardment is already yielding required results in the mission to repel the unwarranted attacks on citizens especially in Adamawa and Borno States as land forces are also conducting mopping up operations to apprehend retreating terrorists and facilitate restoration of normalcy in some of the affected communities,” the statement released by the spokesperson for Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters, Major General Chris Olukolade said.

The DHQ also said it was studying the contents of the video released by the Boko Haram on Friday and would release further information on subsequent position on the issues as appropriate in due course.

“The military will continue to accord due recognition to any ongoing mediatory efforts towards bringing our girls home and terminating the insecurity in parts of the country. Citizens are assured that the military and security agencies remain committed and optimistic for positive outcome of ongoing operations,” the DHQ said.

Insurgents had on Wednesday attacked Mubi, Adamawa’s second largest city, despite the widely announced truce talks between the Federal Government and the Boko Haram. Residents were sacked in the attack where scores died. Boko Haram signified its victory over the town by hoisting its flag.

Reacting to the attack(s) in a state-wide broadcast on Saturday, Adamawa state governor, Bala Ngilari, said a high-powered committee had been inaugurated to address the problems faced by people displaced from the town by the insurgents, adding that he had so far sent 77 vehicles in the past two days to evacuate affected persons to designated camps.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. God dey oo, i read that the same innocent people noticed those stangers in there visinity but refused to report it to the police until they mobilised and started killing them. Hausas when will you be wise

  2. U should know God place u there to purge Nigeria. so u should 1st know that it is in the blood of an average northern muslim to fight jihad. stop pleasing them. mind u it is God that is keeping u n Nigeria govt. we are praying for u n Nigerian govt. do think that those heartless people still keep those girls alive, they are just using the past pictures of the girls to slow govt down n to confuse u people. please if let soldier going for Boko haram fight know who is leading them. the Benue plateau people have suffered in the hands of this people. so make them to lead n direct this battle for one month n they will confess. northern muslim came to Benue n plateau in name of cattle rearing n killed many of our people. put Agatu, tiv, plateau, together with believers that suffered injustice in north commanders in this battle. whether far north muslim vote for u or not u will win the election. because the three recognized majority combined are not uo to all the minorities . purge the millitary of Hausa Fulanis. bu at least two war helicopters each for all states in Nigeria during the next election. any one who want to use force to tear Nigeria should b eliminated .tackle Buhari. he is the cause of all these. Northern muslim should not be incharge of any soldiers again. they are Boko helpers. Nigeria must b one. instead of allowing them to remove u n used the oil money to sponsor jihad all over the world. use that money to keep Nigeria one. no amount spent to cube terrorism that is too much.

  3. simply put, the govt. has failed us in almost everything, from welfare to security which are the no. 1 in our constitution; worst still the clueless propaganda by the federal govt. anytime i see major general chris olukolades’ name i know another stupid, blatant lia is about to be spoken, nonsense.

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