Defence headquarters Abuja has confirmed deployment of more troops to the war front against Boko Haram terrorists in North-East Nigeria.
Recently, President Mohammadu Buhari ordered that all military checkpoints be dismantled across the country, and Nigerian Pilot Sunday gathered that the action was to enable the military have enough troop for delployment for counterterrorism to troubled states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
Confirming the development, Director of Defence Information, Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, in a statement yesterday, said additional deployment of men and equipment to enhance the scope of the counterterrorism mission both within the country and at borders are also continuing.
General Olukolade stated, “All other offensive operations of counterterrorist campaign against terrorists continuing in various fronts. Additional deployment of men and equipment to enhance the scope of the mission both within the country and at borders are also continuing.
The statement also revealed that a jeep full of Improvised Explosives Devises was among the weapons recovered by troops conducting Cordon and Search Operations after suicide bombing attacks on Zabamari Muna near Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
The military spokesman said the jeep along with 2 hilux vehicles being used by terrorists were destroyed in the course of pursuit and encounter with a group of terrorists trying to escape after simultaneous attacks on targets in the communities Thursday and Friday.
According to him, “A total of 6 suicide bombers had detonated themselves around the garage killing scores of people while some people were also wounded. A soldier also died. Military Explosives Ordinance experts backed by Police Bomb Disposal Units are continuing with vigorous search for any bombs that might have been hidden or left unexploded in the area.


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