Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Nigeria, British Military Collaborating To End Insurgency
The Nigerian army in conjunction with the British Military Advisory and Training Team has been brainstorming on ways to bring an end to the Boko Haram insurgency in the country.
Even as the fuel scarcity bites, the war against the Boko Haram terrorists in the north east continues.
At a session held at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna State, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Kenneth Minimah stressed the need for continuous training and re-training of army personnel to tackle the current security challenges facing the nation.
The Nigerian Army has recorded a lot of success in recent weeks against the insurgents, capturing more towns from the terrorists.
The Defence Headquarters last week said troops flushed out Boko Haram terrorists from Gulag, Madagali Local Government Area in Adamawa State and Bara in Gulani LGA in neighbouring Yobe State.
“Troops have finally routed terrorists from Bara, the Headquarters of Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State and Gulag, the Headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State in the early hours of today, Friday”.
“The fierce fighting that preceded the clearing of towns and other communities resulted in appreciable casualties on the terrorists, the capture of some of them, the recovery and destruction of arms, thousands of assorted rounds ammunition as well as vehicles and other equipment including; Anti-Aircraft Guns, General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), Grenades, Multi-barrel bombs, Multi-barrel Grenade Launchers, rifles and mortar guns,” a spokesman for the military, Major General, Chris Olukolade, said in a statement.
Other locations also cleared in the course of the two days operation include, Shikah, Fikayel, Tetebah, Buza, Kamla and Bumsa.