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‘Operation Crush Boko Haram’: MORE TROOPS FOR BORNO •Special Forces vow to crush insurgents

By News Express on 30/07/2013

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Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters has commenced the deployment of more troops and equipment to Borno State in the country’s troubled North-East following indications that Boko Haram insurgents still have the capability to wreak havoc.

This was disclosed by Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Chris Olukolade, who however assured innocent people in the areas that they would be protected. The assurance comes on the heels of Saturday’s Boko Haram attacks in parts of Borno which left at least 18 people dead and over 20 injured. In a statement entitled “Communities and vigilance groups will be protected” which reached News Express this afternoon, Brig.-Gen. Olukolade said:

“A large scale shooting and murder by terrorists of over 22 and infliction of varying degree of injuries on over 18 members of Borno Youth Vigilance Group in Dawashi and Mainok in Borno State last Saturday has been reported. It is also believed that a number of other innocent civilians mostly women, children and elderly were killed in the unprovoked attack.

“The incidents which followed separate attacks on the group and the two communities are consistent with the new pattern of operations by the terrorists after the loss of their camps. This practice of laying ambush or attacking innocent civilians by terrorists lately is meant to intimidate Nigerians who have rejected the activities of terrorists in the communities.

“The Special Forces have been directed to ensure that the perpetrators of the recent incidents are tracked down and the manhunt for them is in progress accordingly.

“Meanwhile, more troops and equipment are being deployed into the operation to ensure better coverage and protection of communities in the operational area.

“All citizens are enjoined to maintain high level of vigilance and continue to cooperate with security force in the operation. Members of the vigilance group in particular are being counseled to endeavour to work only under the strict guidance and protection of the security forces on ground in their localities.

“The Defence Headquarters appreciates the determination of Nigerians particularly individuals and communities who  have offered assistance and are working in support of the  counter-terrorism operations in spite of the desperate activities of the few bands of marauding insurgents.”

•Photo shows Nigerian troops on duty in Borno.

Source News Express

Posted 30/07/2013 4:06:41 PM

 

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