The troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in the north have overpowered the terrorists in Adamawa state.
The Nation reports that the troops overran and subdued the insurgents in some communities in Madagali council area of the state and lowered their flags.
The success of the troops was made known in a statement released by the Nigerian Army’s operations media coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu. Iliyasu said the clearance operation whose mission is to clear the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists is nicknamed Operation RUFE KOFA. He said the structures put in place were destroyed by the troops as they hurriedly fled the hideouts.
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Iliyasu added that some insurgents were also handed a humiliating defeat in Sambisa Forest in the early hours of Wednesday, December 25. Some of the insurgents were neutralised in the encounter while dangerous weapons were recovered.
Earlier, NAN reported that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, extended Operations Ayim Akpatuma, Atulogu Ugo, Crocodile Smile IV from 23 December 2019 to 7 January 2020.
Buratai said that this was as a result of the ground breaking and impressive progress recorded in the operations and exercises throughout Nigeria. The Nigerian Army boss mentioned Exercise Positive Identification as one of the key successes recorded so far.