Monday, April 15, 2024

Anti-terrorism: Nigerian Army’s recent successes reassuring – Okechi


President of the South East Improvement Peace Initiative (SPDI) Hon Vitus Okechi has hailed current breakthroughs made by the navy within the struggle in opposition to terrorism and insurgency.

Okechi, who spoke to journalists in Enugu on Wednesday, counseled the efforts of the navy, expressing confidence that the battle would quickly be gained.

He counseled President Bola Tinubu for appointing Lieutenant Basic Taoreed Lagbaja as Chief of Military Workers, insisting that the military boss has proven dedication, resolve and dedication to wipe out terrorists throughout the size and breadth of the nation.

Okechi, a former Commissioner and Native Authorities Chairman in Enugu State, recalled how troops of the Nigerian Military in separate operations lately in Zamfara and Katsina states killed no fewer than 11 terrorists.

“In Zamfara, the hideout of a terrorists’ chief, Hassan Yantagwaye, in Tsafe Native Authorities Space, was raided which resulted in a gun battle with two of his males killed within the operation.

“In Katsina State, the gallant troops on 30 March, 2024 engaged in a fierce gun battle with terrorists in Shawu Kuka, Shinda, Tafki, Gidan Surajo, and Citakushi in Kabai I and Kabai II inside Faskari Native Authorities Space.

“The troops neutralised eight terrorists and recovered three locally-fabricated weapons, navy uniforms, and a lot of stolen grains,” he famous.

Okechi additional recalled how essentially the most wished commander of Boko Haram terrorists, Mallam Yathabalwe surrendered to the troops.

“Mallam Yathabalwe had been terrorising Gwoza and the encircling Mandara Mountain communities.

“He was mentioned to be answerable for sequence of assaults and killings, together with the slaughtering of farmers on their farmlands in Gwoza LGA and environs,” he mentioned.

He added that, “essentially the most intriguing is the profitable raid of Orlu and environs by the Joint Job Drive, Operation UDO KA which resulted within the dismantlement of a infamous camp belonging to the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, the Jap Safety Community (ESN), in Imo State.

“The raid, which was carried out on Thursday and Friday, led to the restoration of three Improvised Explosive Gadgets (IEDs), a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) bomb, a motorbike, seven Baofeng radios, native ornaments, overseas ATM card, two SIM playing cards, two voter’s playing cards, plate numbers of stolen autos, and a toolbox.

Okechi counseled the reassurance from Lagbaja sustaining that underneath his management, the Nigerian Military had continued to document super successes in varied operations at dwelling and overseas.

DAILY POST recollects that the Military Chief had lately reassured Nigerians that the service personnel had been decided to eradicate terrorists, bandits, and different threats.

In his Easter message on Sunday, Lagbaja famous that “the Nigerian Military stays dedicated, decided, and targeted on guaranteeing the whole defeat of insurgents, marauding bandits, and all different types of exterior and inner aggressions disturbing the peace of the nation.”

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