Boko Haram Is The Target Of This Mobile Strike Force
The military wants to ensure that Boko Haram members are deprived of any form of freedom of action and finally decimate them.
The terrorists are not tired, and the military is consistently employing new strategies that will contain their attacks on communities in the north eastern part of Nigeria.
In the last few weeks, attacks have happened more in Adamawa State and a few occurred after Service Chiefs were asked to move back to Command Centre for counter-terrorism operations in the region.
Despite these attacks, the Nigerian Army hopes it can push the terrorists out of the region with its new strategy.
It has formed a special mobile strike force as part of renewed onslaught against Boko Haram insurgent.
Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, inaugurated the new strike force on Tuesday at the inauguration of the force at Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.
He said the special strike force was one of the new approaches evolved by the military to end insurgency and enhance security network in the region.
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Soldiers deployed to the force are exposed to modern terrorism combat techniques to enable them to crush the insurgents.
“The Mobile Strike Force (MST) is launched to deny the insurgents freedom of action and finally decimate them.
“This specially selected force with mixed equipment and platforms were deployed to achieve the conduct of long range patrols and ambush deep into the hinterlands.
“All these are in an effort to ensure the success of Operation Lafiya Dole and enhance our operational efficiency,” Attahiru said.
The soldier were asked to be resolute, disciplined and determined to achieve victory in the campaign.
They were also encouraged to be guided by their professional ethics to enable them win the war against the insurgents.
"Successful campaign against the insurgents would have indelible mark in the history of counter-insurgency campaign in the North-East," the commander added.
Counter-terrorism operations against Boko Haram have increased, but the group has shifted focus away from suicide bombing to attacking villages again.
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