The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Special Forces in the ongoing counter-terrorism campaign have cleared Delwa, Mustafari, Manga, Wanga and Damboa of terrorists who have been rampaging in the communities.
This information is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja and signed by Maj-.Gen. Chris Olukolade, Director, Defence Information.
The statement said that the special operation, which began early in the week, was meant to restore law and order to the area. [eap_ad_1] It said the special operation would apprehend all terrorists who have been operating in the locality.
“The operation which has so far lasted 40 hours has dove-tailed into the mop up phase during which the remnants of insurgents are being cleared from the communities.
“The mop up phase will also ascertain the casualties as additional efforts are also been made to ensure the protection of innocent civilians during the operation.”
The statement said that troops were also involved in manoeuvres to apprehend terrorists who have been attacking Gwoza and surrounding localities since Tuesday causing the death of many civilians.
However, the defence headquarters pledged to provide additional details on the operations.