The Nigeria Army says it has sustained operational activities nationwide in compliance with the Chief of Army Staff’s directives.
A statement issued on October 2nd 2019 by the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator Colonel AMINU ILIYASU says all formation and unit commanders have moved strongly to sustain their operational activities nationwide.
The statement reads in full says ‘’To this end, troops continued in their relentless efforts at combating the threats of criminal insurgency and terrorism, armed banditry, kidnapping, herdsmen-farmer’s clashes, cultism and communal crises, amongst others. As a result, between 1st and 2nd October 2019, several operational achievements were recorded against the criminal perpetrators of these acts of insecurity particularly by troops deployed on Operation LAFIYA DOLE and Operation MESA nationwide. Some notable achievements recorded were as follows:
OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE
In continuation of their aggressive patrols, and ambushes to detect, deter and decimate marauding criminal insurgents, in the early hours of 2nd October 2019, the gallant troops of 192 Battalion, Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE conducted an ambush operation at LOKODISSA general area of GWOZA LGA of Borno State. Following the successful springing of the ambush, troops successfully neutralized one criminal insurgent and recovered one bicycle and some food items.
Additionally, same troops switched to a position where smoke was sighted. The troops moved swiftly and established contact with the criminal insurgents at BALALGAJE general area, neutralised one of them and destroyed their criminal hideout and other belongings in the process.
Furthermore, troops continued to dominate the general area of TANSAGUA JUNCTION, KEKENO, MAIRARI, LINGIR, CROSS KAUWA and BAGA among others with patrols and ambushes to maintain the achieved serenity within the entire theatre.