Topic: Military Recapture B-Haram Training Base in Dikwa, Borno  (Read 1795 times)

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Military Recapture B-Haram Training Base in Dikwa, Borno
« on: February 20, 2015, 01:20:32 PM »
In furtherance of the ongoing military onslaught to rout Boko Haram terrorists from the North-East, Special Forces of the Nigerian Military, aided by the Air Force and Chadian troops, yesterday, pounded the Sambisa forest headquarters of the sect, killing 117 terrorists and arresting the Amir (Commander) of the sect. This came as Gwoza, which had become their new training base, was not spared.

The troops also recaptured Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.

Dikwa, headquarters of old Kanem-Bornu Empire, was taken over by Boko Haram some months ago, forcing the first class monarch, Alhaji Abba Tor Masta II, and thousands of his subjects to take refuge in Maiduguri.

It will be recalled that the premier Mobile Police Training base is located at Gwoza and when Boko Haram overran the base and abducted 30 police officers, who are missing till date, the terrorists allegedly converted the base to their training camp.

Confirming the development, Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said: "A concerted air campaign by the Nigerian Air Force is ongoing in furtherance of the mission to clear terrorists from all their enclaves.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201502201286.html
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