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Nigerian Army Chief, Attahiru Claims Boko Haram ‘Defeated’ Despite Frequent Attacks In North East, Killing Of Soldiers

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The Chief of Military Employees (COAS), Ibrahim Attahiru, has reiterated the dedication of the military to the entire annihilation of Boko Haram from Nigeria.

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Attahiru disclosed this on Wednesday throughout a go to to the headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, Borno state.



The COAS, who was visiting Borno state for the fifth time since his appointment 4 months in the past, mentioned that the common visits had been to spice up the morale of the troops, reassure them and take heed to any points affecting them.

He added that Boko Haram had been defeated in lots of encounters and would proceed to be defeated till they’re completely annihilated from Nigeria.

“We’ll tackle Boko Haram decisively, and we’re dedicated to the main focus of the operations which is the entire annihilation of Boko Haram from Nigeria,” Attahiru mentioned.

Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State West Africa Province, have killed 1000’s and displaced hundreds of thousands in North-Japanese Nigeria.

1000’s of individuals have been killed and hundreds of thousands extra displaced in over a decade of the group’s actions within the nation.

The Nigerian army has repeatedly claimed that the insurgency had been largely defeated and continuously underplays any losses.

Up to now months, troopers have been focused by the insurgents, who wait in ambush for them.

Scores of troopers and officers have been reportedly killed since January 2021.

At the least 33 troopers had been just lately killed when two explosive-laden autos rammed right into a army convoy in Wulgo.

The suicide bombers had been recognized as Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and Bana Jundullah. The group additionally claimed 4 army autos had been destroyed.

In February, about 20 troopers had been additionally killed in Malari, Borno State by the insurgents.

SaharaReporters gathered that the troopers had been on patrol to clear some Boko Haram components within the space following credible intelligence once they had been ambushed by the group.

On Sunday, Boko Haram attacked a military location at 156 Battalion in Mainok space, Borno State, killing over 30 troopers.

SaharaReporters gathered that the terrorists who got here in no fewer than 15 gun vans additionally burnt down the army base.

A supply mentioned the gunmen got here in several teams and couldn’t be counted.

‪The insurgents additionally set ablaze a Nigerian military tanker and a few buildings within the army base.

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