Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed 1,015 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in the past six weeks.
This was disclosed by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai on Sunday during a luncheon organized by Operation Lafiya Dole.
The Army Chief said despite the recent victories recorded against the insurgents and other forms of banditry in the country, the military remains committed to their onslaughts against enemies of the nation.
“We have put concerted efforts against BHTs and ISWAP. We have severely dealt with the BH terrorists and ISWAP,” he said.
“We have successfully displaced major camps of the BHTs. We have killed 1015 terrorists and ISWAP in the ongoing operation in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa state respectively.
“We have also arrested 84 BHTs logistics and information suppliers in the ongoing operation which started 12 April, 2020.”
Buratai was also full of praises for sister organizations like the Nigerian air force, Nigerian navy, and the police for their support against the fight against insurgency.
Meanwhile, Naija News previously reported that the viral video of Nigerian soldiers insulting the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has attracted a reaction from the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.
In its reaction, the Defence Headquarters said the action of the soldiers contradicted their rules of engagement and they will be invited for further evaluation.
It added that the military will not be discouraged in the continued onslaught against all forms of terrorism in the country, noting that the soldiers’ reaction is “due to mental snap/distress occasioned by fog of war.”
The soldiers of the Nigerian Army earlier lamented that they have been abandoned in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents.
As seen in the video, an Army truck was on fire in the background after it ran into an explosive device planted by the terrorists.
A recovery truck, one troop-carrying vehicle, and a water tanker that ran into the IED were destroyed by fire in the ambush in which 3 Boko Haram terrorists were also killed.