NIGERIAN ARMY’S 7 DIVISION AIM TO DISLODGE TERRORISTS FROM BORNO FOREST BEFORE XMAS, SAYS SPOKESMAN; ARMY, AIR FORCE CONTINUING JOINT OFFENSIVES AGAINST TERRORISTS’ HIDEOUTS IN DAMBOA-BAMA-GWOZA AXIS

Nigerian Army troops in a Browning M2 HMG-armed Landcruiser gun-truck which has been optimised for easy egress and desert warfare

NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
Maiduguri, Nov. 28, 2013

The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, on Thursday declared its readiness to dislodge suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ hideouts in bushes around Damboa-Bama and Gwoza axis of the state.

The spokesman of the division, Col.
Muhammed Dole, said this during an
interactive session with newsmen in
Maiduguri. Dole said the insurgents would be flushed out ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations He said the division had mobilised its troops for continuous assault on the suspected hideouts of the terrorists in the areas.

“Troops of the division have embarked
on an offensive against suspected
hideouts of the terrorists, especially
around Beta village believed to be their
stronghold. “The offensive has been supported by air assault by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF),” he said. Dole said the operations had been most successful as the terrorists were taken unawares.

“They were taken unawares by our
assault because their thinking was that
we are going to be focused on attacking
Sambisa forest. “Unknown to them, we have already identified their stronghold in the Beta village and by the time the assault was over many had been killed,’’ he said. Dole said the objective was to free the entire area of the Boko Haram elements before the anticipated mass movement of the people for the December break.

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2 Responses to NIGERIAN ARMY’S 7 DIVISION AIM TO DISLODGE TERRORISTS FROM BORNO FOREST BEFORE XMAS, SAYS SPOKESMAN; ARMY, AIR FORCE CONTINUING JOINT OFFENSIVES AGAINST TERRORISTS’ HIDEOUTS IN DAMBOA-BAMA-GWOZA AXIS

  1. Solorex says:

    This will be a tough task, militants are already dispersed by several airstrikes and are probably disbanded into several uncoordinated bandit groups ( still with parent body ideology and still very dangerous-recall several incidences of banditry around Damboa), Airstrikes and heavy Artillery shelling will have reduced advantage with time from now. To achieve the desired level of security by Xmas, several small rapid response task groups in fast APCs, backed by helicopter gunships will be necessary in neutralizing bandit groups. Massive regular police will also help a lot. Intelligence gathering will also play a huge role from this moment hence forth. This reminds me of the tactics employed by Russian military to wrap up the Chechen war. The Key to lasting victory here is to continue to decimate any meaningful gathering with Airstrikes and Artillery, while preventing any possibility of reconvening by hot pursuit of resulting bandit groups-Scatter the center-clear the tentacles!

  2. jimmy says:

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST KEYS IS CONTINUOUS HUMIT/ AIRINTEL.
    This has to be done on a 24 hour cycle at night especially ( the freaks come out at night).
    For Christmas to be free money has to be spent , and this might mean the biggest manpower build up since the civil war the offensive has to be on the three principal fronts
    1.right smack dab on the Cameroon border towns of ngala,/ bama
    2. THE Sambisa forests
    3. The hills go to the hills directly where the lady who escaped last week the female commander that she talked about has to be priority #1 to be taken out at this point she is known to the sf and dss.

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