Nigeria: Advancing troops recover more villages from Boko Haram * Movement restriction during Sallah in Borno State
WorldStage Newsonline—Nigerian Army said advancing troops along Banki axis had cleared more terrorist camps and captured weapons, flags and improvised explosives (IEDs) making devices at Jangolori and Bulaburma villages.
According to a statement by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, the recovered items have confirmed earlier intelligence that the terrorists often used corrugated metal roofing sheets and bathroom slippers in making improvised explosive devices which affects troops advance.
“In addition, it is quite clear that the campaign against the terrorists is yielding the desired result because they are fast running out of arms, ammunitions and other logistics,” it said.
“It is equally important to state and commend the synergy, intelligence and information sharing between our own forces and those of our neighbouring countries under the Multinational Joint Task Force . Consequently, the troops are quite optimistic that the Boko Haram terrorists would be defeated very soon.
“The Nigerian Army wishes for the to call on patriotic citizens to please continue to avail troops with information. Our collective effort will continue to lead to more successes until the terrorists are completely defeated. We however wish to further state as the terrorists are on the run, there is need for more vigilance and security consciousness among all. Consequently, there is need for more alertness among all to pre-empt the terrorists and other criminal elements in the society.”
RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT
In another development, the Military said a restriction on vehicular movements will be observed during the Eid Kabir celebrations throughout Borno state.
“All movements using vehicles, bicycles and animals like horses, camels and donkeys in Maiduguri will be restricted as from Wednesday 5:00pm (1700hrs) 23 September 2015,” a statement by Colonel Tukur Ismail Gusau, Deputy Director Army Public Relations said.
“Similarly, all vehicular movements into and out of Maiduguri town will also be restricted within the period till further notice.
“The decision was in line with the new resolve of the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies in Operation Lafiya Dole to ensure that the people of Borno state enjoy a hitch free Sallah celebrations.”