Defence headquarters, Abuja has said 7th Brigade of the Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF in the Lake Chad Basin would ensure a total blockade of possible escape routes of the Boko Haram terrorists.
The recent offensive against the terrorists by the Nigerian military and the MNJTF has forced a lot of terrorists to surrender to the military while some of them are on the run.
However, Acting Director Defence Information, Colonel Rabe Abubakar, in a statement yesterday reassured that the military will not relent its efforts in ensuring that the terrorists are annihilated from Nigeria and its neighbours.
Col. Abubaklar stated that the Nigerian Armed Forces have renewed commitment to continue the ongoing coordinated joint assaults on Boko Haram in the northeast until the operation of the guerrillas are totally impaired and collapsed.
He said the coordinated operation of the security forces in the contested area designed to dismantle the technical pre-eminence and capabilities of the terrorist group would intensify because the masquerading guerrillas should not be given any breathing space to regroup and re-strategize their campaign.
Part of the statement reads, “For optimum success in the counteroffensives, the recent deployment of the 7th Brigade of the MNJTF in the Lake Chad Basin would ensure a total blockade of possible escape routes in the area to forestall further infiltration of the terrorist elements into the country and its neighbours.
“The terrorists are hereby warned to stop their mindless acts of violence and embrace peace in order that they might become useful citizens contributing positively to the socioeconomic development of not just the northeast but the country as a whole.”


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