Army launches 'Operation Last Hold' to crush remnants of Boko Haram

Modesto Morganelli
Aprile 21, 2018

"Operation Last Hope is expected to last for four months and it will entail deployment of six additional manoeuvre brigades and other critical assets in Borno State".

"Operation LAST HOLD is expected to last for 4 months and it will entail deployment of 6 additional manoeuvre brigades and other critical assets in Borno State‎", Mr Ahmadu, a major general, said.

"Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in a blocking operation to canalize and deny Boko Haram insurgents freedom of action and escape from ongoing onslaught in the Sambisa region have killed one Boko Haram insurgent yesterday Thursday 19 April 2018 at the Ngala bridge in Gamboru Ngala area of Borno State".

The army acknowledged for the first time that the insurgency has survived heavy military bombardment owing to its "complex and adaptive nature", resulting in attacks on soft targets and mass abductions.

Nigeria has announced a new military operation to clear out the remaining Boko Haram militants in its northeast and around Lake Chad as it seeks to end a nine-year insurgency.

The operation will also facilitate the rescue of hostages.

Read his full statement below.

"It has become expedient for the Nigerian Army to change operating tactics, techniques and procedures in the northeast region".

In a statement issued to newsmen in Maiduguri by Spokesman Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, Col Onyema Nwachukwu, the Army further said that the Nabbed suspect is now undergoing preliminary investigation.

"The operation is [also] meant to facilitate the clearance of the Lake Chad waterways of seaweed and other obstacles obstructing the movement of boats and people across the water channels".

The Army also said that troops killed one terrorist and wounded several others who were fleeing in two Gun-trucks through Ngala road, adding that troops equally arrested one Madaki Tumba alias Kalifa, a suspected Boko Haram terrorist at a location ahead of lumankara. The operation will also facilitate the rescue of hostages. Strategically, the conduct of Operation LAST HOLD will facilitate the restoration of fishing, farming and other economic activities in the Lake Chad Basin. Additionally, it will facilitate the relocation of Internally Displaced Persons from IDP camps to their communities. It is pertinent to note that Operation LAST HOLD is set to record remarkable achievements that would make the nation proud of the Nigerian Army's determination at sustaining its constitutional role of defending the territorial integrity of the nation as well as its commitment to aid the civil authority to bring about peace and security. In this regard, law abiding members of the public in Northern Borno State are enjoined not to panic as their safety and well-being have been deliberately factored in the operation. The general public is requested to remain vigilant, as suspected insurgents may be fleeing from military operations in the North-East and finding safe haven in our communities. I will now take questions from you and clarify doubts if any.

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