Nigerian Army To Launch Operation To 'Totally Destroy' Boko Haram

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The army has announced that it is ready to launch Operation Last Hold to put an end to the activities of Boko Haram insurgent. Major General AM Dikko, who represented Lt. General T.Y. Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, said this on Tuesday during a press briefing at the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole Complex.

Major General Dikko said that the Nigerian Army was conducting several counter-insurgency and other operations, most prominent of which is Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North East region for some years, which has recorded considerable success. "Accordingly, this year’s Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2018 will be commemorated with the conduct of an operation tagged Operation LAST HOLD in Northern Borno within the North East Theatre," he said.

"The design is to deploy personnel and equipment to showcase the combat efficiency of the NA and thereafter conduct operations to totally destroy Boko Haram locations in the Lake Chad Basin general area. It will also ensure the destruction of Boko Haram Terrorist camps and strong points in the Lake Chad Basin general area. The operation will also facilitate the rescue of hostages. ”

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