In its new-found vigour against the terrorist sect Boko Haram, the Nigerian military has so far succeeded in liberating over 30 communities in the North East part of the country, which had been under the clutches of the sect.
Making this known on its Twitter handle on Monday, the Defence Headquarters said: “Troops are dominating operations in Kukawa, Geri and Gujba in Yobe to rid the terrorists on Sunday.”
This is even as the Federal Government has deployed additional troops to the zone to intensify the on-going war against members of the terrorist group.
Also, on Sunday night, troops invaded Kukawa, Geri and Gujba in Yobe State determined to flush out the insurgents from their remaining hideouts, according to the report.
The troops have maintained their winning streak since the security apparatchik asked for a six-week postponement of the elections for the military to make every part of the country especially the North-east safe and conducive for the conduct of the general election.
Since then, most of the local governments and communities previously occupied by terrorists in most of the affected states have been liberated.
Giving an update on the military operations in the northeast, a statement Monday by PR Nigeria, a media consultancy for government security agencies, said more than 30 communities had so far been liberated from the terrorists.
Recently, Nigerian troops 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.
Other locations cleared in the course of their operations included Shikah, Fikayel, Tetebah, Buza, Kamla, Bumsa, Monguno, Marte, Gamboru Ngala, Dikwa, Baga, Gajigana, Ngaze, Ngenzai, Marte Junction, Yoyo, Kekeno, Kukawa, Cross Kauwa, Kangarwa and Amirari.
Other cleared communities included Monguno, Gabchari, Abba Jabari, Zuntur, Gajigana, Gajiram, Damakar, Kumaliwa, Bosso Wanti, Jeram and Kabrisungul.
Having successfully liberated most of the towns, the troops’ attention has now been focused on consolidation of the security in the areas to pave way for the return of residents and for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming elections.