The Nigerian Army has deployed more troops to the nation's northeast to boost the fight against Boko Haram terrorists. 

This deployment is coming a day after Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 16 farmers while dozens are still missing in communities in State of Borno. 

According to a statement by the Nigeria Army the Chief Of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Turkur Buhari, approved the deployment which was described as immediate. 

"The COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai has approved the immediate deployment of Troops of 123 Special Forces Battalion to consolidate Operation LAFIYA DOLE.

"The battle ready troops are equipped with special military and logistics stores. Pictures are attached," the statement posted on the Facebook page of the Nigerian Army read. 

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Recently, Boko Haram had upped attacks on communities and even military formations, carting away arms and food stuffs as much as they could find. 

The Nigerian government has continued to claim that the terrorists have been decimated, but the Jihadists that have been pushing for an end to Western education in the northeast and the establishment of an Islamic State in the region have continued to carry out attacks. 

Below are some of the pictures of the troops that the Nigerian Army shared. 

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more troops deployed to northeast for Operation La
Amoured tanks were also sent in
more troops deployed to northeast for Operation La
more troops deployed to northeast for Operation La
more troops deployed to northeast for Operation La