Daring raids: Troops storm Boko Haram strongholds, rescue victims – See photos



 

 

The once “impregnable” stronghold of the Boko Haram terrorists, the Timbuktu Triangle, comprising Buk, Talala, Gorgi in dreaded Forest and areas around the Lake Chad axis been stormed by the Nigerian troops.

 

The PRNigeria has  reported the -long clearance operation through the troops of 2 and Special Forces Brigade of the Nigerian Army in coordination with the Nigerian Air Force provided aerial cover and reconnaissance duties, stormed and eliminated dozens of terrorists in the general area.

 

 

 

 

The notorious Timbuktu triangle straddling Borno and Yobe States had remained notoriously impenetrable in the last four years despite efforts by the military in previous operations.

 

Following the clearance operation is still ongoing, Buk, Talala and Gorgi, all previous Boko Haram Terrorists’ strong enclaves have been liberated and dominated by the troops forcing Boko Haram commanders Ameer Modu Borzogo and Modu Sullum to flee the axis. abducted and vulnerable victims including women and children were rescued in the operation.

 

In another development, a major operation involving Nigerian troops from the 1 and 21 Brigade and troops of the Multi-National Joint Force (MNJTF) have overrun Boko Haram bases in Kidari, Argude, Takwala, Chowalta and Galdekore have been overrun despite stiff by the terrorists. In desperation, the terrorists resorted to suicide bomb attacks and manipulation of improvised explosive devices injured a number of soldiers and killed a few.

 

 

 

A military source involved in the operation told PRNigeria there seems to be a renewed onslaught against the Boko Haram terrorists holding up in general area as heavy military equipment and weapons were sighted heading towards axis. Movement by civilians along the Maiduguri – Gwoza road also been restricted to avoid collateral damages.

 

 

 

“The renewed vigour and determination of the troops and the synergy between the ground and air forces produced the successful result have elicited joy among citizens in the area who expressed optimism indeed, the days of the terrorist are numbered,” the source added

 

By PRNigeria