…As Troops Set For Deadliest Blow Against Boko Haram in Gworza, its self declared headquarters.
Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna.
The Nigerian defence authorities said its troops have routed Boko Haram militants from Bama, Borno state, even as it continued with its mop-up operation in the troubled town.
The soldier’s victory is coming on the heels of earlier gallant performance that led to the clearing of the insurgents from its last strong hold in Goniri, Yobe state, last Friday.
Defence Spokesman, Major Gen. Chris Olukolade, who announced the victory said: “Adamawa is free Yobe is free, Borno, is soon to be freed by our able military”.
Announcing the victory of the troops at Bama via its Twitter handle @DefenceInfoNG on Monday, the Defence Headquarters said: “Nigerian troops have this afternoon routed terrorists from Bama in Borno state. Mopping up operation is ongoing.”
Bama, is the second largest town in Borno and 70km away from Maiduguri, the state capital, was captured in September 2014 by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Military source told News Investigators that the troops are ready to launch its final major offensive against the insurgents in Gworza, the only town in Borno still under the control of Boko Haram.
Gwoza is the headquarters of the Boko Haram insurgents and is the last strong hold that military set to liberate from the terrorists.
In the last three weeks, the Nigerian military in collaboration with the multinational joint forces from Cameroon, Chad and Niger, its neighbours, have launched major offensive against the Boko Haram, expelling them from within and around border towns and villages occupied by terrorists.