A report from the Nigeria Army on Thursday, September 1, has confirmed that some military officials betrayed the country through their treacherous act. They were selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram.
According to the theatre commander, Operation Lafia Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, who disclosed the information to reporters in Yola, the suspected officers were already facing a court-martial.
The Commander who had visited Adamawa State to inspect newly acquired warplanes to be used in fight against the Islamist sect, said military operations would continue until the terrorists is completely wiped out of the country.
“There is no going back in the fight against terrorism in the northeastern region of the country. We are going to continue heavy attacks in Sambisa Forest and other areas Boko Haram are occupying until they are completely cleared from the zone,” he said.
Irabor acknowledge there are still towns in Borno State under control of the sect, but he assured there is no local government totally under Boko Haram’s control.
“They are hiding in few towns. But very soon, we will recapture them,” he said.
He described a recent video showing girls abducted from Chibok town by Boko Haram as fake and insisted that the clip was the product of a desperate and fading terrorist group, struggling to prove it is still active, quote, “The video is an evidence of defeat and the mental torture Boko Haram is suffering,” he said.
The military have gradually advanced its intelligence in the war against the terrorists and just yesterday, Buzznigeria learned that one of Army fighter jets had carried out an attack on a location where some injured top leaders of Boko Haram were hiding inside Borno.
According spokesman for the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Ayodele Famuyiwa, the air raid was effected following intelligence that revealed that some of the Boko Haram commanders had fled to take refuge and medical care at secret camp called Tumbun Rego.
However, NAF is yet to ascertain the casualty figure, but they released a video of the post-strike Battle Damage Assessment mission which showed that the degree of damage achieved was devastating as the buildings were engulfed by large fire. Hence Irabor said, “fight against Boko Haram continues until when Boko Haram drop their arms or when we are able to crush them. It can be tomorrow or in the next 20 years. Terrorism war can last 50 years.”