Ongoing mop up operation by the Nigerian military troops and their allied forces to reclaim Nigerian territories taken by Boko Haram terrorists has been directed at Gwoza, the acclaimed headquarters of the insurgents.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that the Nigerian Army moved its men and machinery towards Gwoza, Borno State, last Sunday night to retake the last stronghold and headquarters of the terror group.
Last week, the military reclaimed Bama town and as a result, the fleeing terrorists, it was learnt relocated to Gwoza with a promise to defend their capital with the last drop of their blood, but military sources said troops have been mobilized and deployed to recapture Gwoza before this Saturday’s presidential poll.
The source stressed that Gwoza has become the next theatre of warfare. “This is part of intensifying campaign by the Nigerian military assisted by its regional neighbours to rid the north east of the insurgents ahead of the March 28 elections.
Senator Ali Ndume who represents the area in the senate confirmed to journalists that “Boko Haram insurgents have in recent days been converging in Gwoza where they killed many male residents and chased women and children out of the town.”
Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau proclaimed Gwoza part of a caliphate since June 2014 and reclaiming the town will be a cap on the Military’s battle against the insurgents.

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