Boko Haram ‘We’ve captured terrorists’ remaining strongholds,’ Army says

This was disclosed by the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor on Wednesday.

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Nigerian soldiers patrol on June 5, 2013 near Maiduguri play

Nigerian soldiers patrol on June 5, 2013 near Maiduguri

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The Nigerian Army has captured Boko Harams last strongholds in Borno State.

This was disclosed by the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor on Wednesday, October 5 while speaking in Maiduguri.

“As you know, Malamfatori is in our kitty; our troops are consolidating on the capture of Malamfatori, Abadam and Gashigar,” Irabor said according to Punch.

“The last time we met I told you that we were looking forward to capturing these areas which were the last strongholds of the Boko Haram terrorists; that we have done successfully.

“Let me state that our capturing the area is not without cost, we have lost both lives and equipment. What I can tell you is that even though we lost a few soldiers, those wounded are in stable conditions in hospital, the equipment damaged have been repaired and returned to service.

 “In the cause of the operation, we have the issues of IEDs which the terrorists used on the road which cost damage to our vehicles. By and large we have cleared them from the area.

“But that does not mean that we will not hear from the Boko Haram terrorists again. No; there are other areas that we have not completed our operations, places like the Sambisa Forest. Of course there are several aerial bombardments going on right now that I will not want to talk about, there are other areas our troops are carrying out operations too,” he added.

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Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Boko Haram demanded a ransom of €5billion from the Nigerian government in exchange for the freedom of the abducted Chibok girls but President Muhammadu Buhari refused to pay the sum.

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