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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

NEWS Army launches mobile strike force to crush Boko Haram insurgents


                    Boko Haram (File photo)


In a renewed onslaught against Boko Haram
insurgents in the North - East, the Nigerian Army
has inaugurated special mobile strike force .

Theatre Commander , Operation Lafiya Dole ,
Maj. - Gen . Ibrahim Attahiru , made the
announcement on Tuesday at the inauguration
of the force at Maimalari Cantonment ,
Maiduguri .

He said the special strike force was one of the
new approaches evolved by the military to end
insurgency and enhance security network in
the region.

He said that soldiers deployed to the force were
exposed to modern terrorism combat
techniques to enable them to crush the
insurgents .

“ The Mobile Strike Force is launched to deny
the insurgents freedom of action and finally
decimate them .

“ This specially selected force with mixed
equipment and platforms were deployed to
achieve the conduct of long range patrols and
ambush deep into the hinterlands .

“ All these are in an effort to ensure the success
of Operation Lafiya Dole and enhance our
operational efficiency, ” Attahiru said .

The commander tasked the soldiers to be
resolute, disciplined and determined to achieve
victory in the campaign .

He urged them to be guided by their
professional ethics to enable them to win the
war against the insurgents.

He told the soldiers that successful campaign
against the insurgents would have an indelible
mark in the history of counter - insurgency
campaign in the North - East .

The Nigerian Army had in the past two months
intensified its campaign against the insurgents.
Dozens of insurgents had been killed and
arrested while a bomb factory in Borno was
destroyed.

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