According to the Director, Defense Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, Nigerian forces operating against the Jihadist terror group have made appreciable gains. This is was contained in a press release statement obtained by 247ureports.com.
In the statement, the Major General stated “Nigerian security forces operating with the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) yesterday repelled a dusk attack by terrorists in their bid to overrun markets in communities in the outskirts of Monguno and NNPC at New Marte, Borno State along Chadian border. Over 50 assorted brands of grenades and 11 AK 47 rifles were recovered from the fleeing terrorists. Cordon and search operations are ongoing at the general area while heightened patrols are continuing”.
It could be recalled that the Nigerian security forces had been plagued with complaints from many Nigerian communities from within the diaspora over what appears a steadily increasing boldness in attacks by the Jihadist terror group in some of the supposed safe havens within the north east region of Nigeria.
The security forces – according to available information – may have re-vamped their efforts against the terror group.
According to the Director, “interrogation of captured terrorists from various locations has been yielding useful information as to their mode of operations. Among those in custody is a lead specialist in butchering human beings who insists he does not use firearms but daggers and cutlasses for his assignment”.
He continued, “more assaults and encounters are continuing in other identified locations as intelligence sources confirm the routes being used by the fleeing terrorists. Troops have been directed to sustain aggressive patrols in certain areas where terrorists actions are anticipated”.