Terrorism has been checkmated, says Nigeria Defence Headquarters

John Enenche, Coordinator of the Nigeria Defence Headquarters (DHQ) media operation has stated that the armed forces have ”checkmated” the activities and operations of Boko Haram in the North-East.

This statement was made by Enenche during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NAN.

“The issue of bombings that even spread to other places like Abuja, Kano, Niger and Kogi States, including their slipper cells no longer exist. What about suicide bombing, which is one of the signs of terrorism? It was rife and even at our checkpoints they come and detonate bombs as well as public gatherings; all these have been nipped properly.

If you put all these together, I can tell you that terrorism has been checkmated.

However, the signs are still there with isolated action here and there; common with terrorism.” he said.

In other news, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO, a new operation recently launched by the Army said it has killed 28 Boko Haram terrorists in an encounter at Gujba village in Gujba Local Government area of Yobe State.

In a statement just released by Acting Director Defence Media Operations Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, said the newly launched Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO is already yielding results with the latest operation which was generally adjudged as successful.


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