- Nigerian and Cameroonian troops are carrying out joint counter terrorism operations in some parts of the North East
- The minister of defence says in the north east, they have made great successes
Nigeria's Minister of Defence Mansir Dan-Ali on Friday, January 12, said Nigerian and Cameroonian troops are carrying out joint counter terrorism operations in parts of North East Nigeria, Daily Trust reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the minister stated this at the National Mosque in Abuja, shortly after the Juma'at prayer for the 2018-Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration (AFRD).
Dan-Ali in an interview said: “In the North East, I can say they have made great successes, as I am talking to you there is an operation going on between Nigeria and Cameroon, so we are looking at other armed forces of other countries to come and unite with us and forge ahead.”
When asked about the ability of the military to check internal security problem across the country, he said: “I can assure you that the Armed Forces of Nigeria is ready to defend our territorial integrity, despite all the internal security challenges.” Also speaking to Journalists, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau said, “15th January every year, we mark or appreciate the sacrifices of security forces, some of them who paid the ultimate sacrifice.”
He added that the government is putting in place structures that will take care of security issues in Nigeria.
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According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, the Nigerian troops fighting in Operation Lafiya Dole have neutralised over 50 Boko Haram terrorists, destroyed and seized high calibre arms and ammunition, especially in the Lake Chad general area.
The troops have been making tremendous progress in the ongoing Operation Deep Punch 2 which on Monday, January 8, cleared Boko Haram terrorists in Metele village, Tumbun Gini and Tumbun Ndjamena.
The Nigerian army said in a statement signed by the director, army public relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, that during the clearance operations, Boko Haram terrorists abandoned the area in disarray, leaving behind livestock, large quantity of foodstuff, motorcycles and donkeys.
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