- The Nigerian Army continues to have the upper hand over insurgents in the northeast
- Another Boko Haram incursion into Maiduguri was foiled by the gallant troops
- The army was assisted by the Nigerian Air Force, Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have in the late hours of Thursday, April 26, successfully repelled Boko Haram terrorist incursion in the outskirt of Jidari Polo area of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
NAIJ.com gathered that the troops with the support of the Air Task Force, Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and other security agencies including the Civilian Joint Task Force quickly mobilised to the area and cleared the terrorists incursion.
According to a statement sent to NAIJ.com by the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Rogers Nicholas, the troops are currently in pursuit of the Boko Haram terrorists and have dominated the area while also patrolling the general area of Jidari.
In the statement, he urged residents of the area that have earlier fled to return to their residence and report any suspicious persons to security agencies currently patrolling the area.
On Sunday, April 22, troops of 27 Task Force Brigade in conjunction with the Nigerian Air Force and Civilian Joint Task Force while on clearance operation destroyed the terrorists enclave at Buk in Damboa local government area of Borno state.
According to a statement sent to NAIJ.com by the director army public relations, Brigadier-General Texas Chukwu, some members of the Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised while others fled the scene during the operation.
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