Army Inaugurates Mobile Strike Force Against Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has launched a special mobile strike force, to tackle headlong the menace of Boko Haram in the Nigeria north east region.
Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, made the announcement on Tuesday at the inauguration of the force at Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.
He said the special strike force was one of the new approaches evolved by the military to end insurgency and enhance security network in the region.
He said that soldiers deployed to the force were exposed to modern terrorism combat techniques to enable them to crush the insurgents.
“The Mobile Strike Force is launched to deny the insurgents freedom of action and finally decimate them.
“This specially selected force with mixed equipment and platforms were deployed to achieve the conduct of long range patrols and ambush deep into the hinterlands.
“All these are in an effort to ensure the success of Operation Lafiya Dole and enhance our operational efficiency,” Attahiru said.
The commander tasked the soldiers to be resolute, disciplined and determined to achieve victory in the campaign.
He urged them to be guided by their professional ethics to enable them to win the war against the insurgents.
He told the soldiers that successful campaign against the insurgents would have an indelible mark in the history of counter-insurgency campaign in the north east.
The Nigerian Army has upped the fight against the insurgents in recent weeks as the Chief of Army Staff, Brig-General Tukur Buratai had ordered troops to capture Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, dead or alive.

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