Posted by News Express | 30 January 2015 | 3,485 times
An extensive mopping up operation to search for arms or stranded Boko Haram fighters and other casualties is on-going in Michika, Adamawa State, after troops sacked the terrorists who have been operating in the town and its environs.
“The main assault on terrorists main positions was concluded yesterday as many of them died in the combat. Troops who sustained injuries in the operation are receiving necessary medical attention. Other troops are continuing the pursuit of those who are on the run from the town. Normalcy has been restored accordingly,” Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, said.
Olukolade in a statement issued Friday in Abuja also disclosed that “Nigerian officers in key command positions of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) are in the process of accounting for their actions leading to the loss of weapons, men and location in their area of responsibility in the mission area.”
“This,” according to the Defence Spokesman, “is a normal military procedure in major operations or after encounters. The essence is to extract and collate relevant information for subsequent missions. It could also lead to or determine appropriate disciplinary action where necessary.”
•Photo shows Olukolade.
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