Offensive against Boko Haram continues,says Defence Hqtrs

Alex BadehThe ongoing onslaught against terrorists in some parts of the will not be deterred by the attacks being carried out against troops and innocent civilians by the insurgents,the Defence Headquarters has said.

Major General Chris Olukolade,director defence information said in statement Monday terrorists who move from village to village attacking innocent civilians are those escaping from the onslaught against their makeshift hideout along the border and entry point from neighbouring countries.

“The fighting patrols by air and land are being stepped up in the forests and hills of the affected areas and other parts of the north east where the Boko Haram terrorists are hiding. The forces will continue to employ necessary fire power to enhance the effectiveness of the mission until the terrorists are duly curtailed.

The statement continued “Meanwhile, locations are prone to attacks are being reinforced while the general area is now under heightened surveillance and patrols. Some suspected perpetrators of the recent assault have been apprehended and weapons from them.

“While appealing for the patience of the general public, the citizens in the affected areas are encouraged to provide agencies with TIMELY information to forestall the activities of the fleeing terrorists whose attacks soft targets are intended to provoke fear and create a false sense of invisibility, ”the defence spokesman said.

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