August 7, 2014 – Defence Headquarters has announced that Special Forces operating in Nigeria military has dislodged members of the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram from some villages where it has been operating without hindrance in the past few weeks.
Making the announcement on Tweeter, the Defence Headquarters said the forces cleared Delwa, Mustafari, Manga, Wanga and Damboa of terrorists who have been rampaging in the communities.
“The special operation which began early this week is designed to restore law and order to the area and apprehend all terrorists who have been operating in the locality”, the statement said.
“The operation which has so far lasted 40 hours has dove-tailed into the mop up phase during which the remnants of insurgents are being cleared from the communities. The mop up phase will also ascertain the casualties as additional efforts are also been made to ensure the protection of innocent civilians during the operation”, the Nigerian Military said.
Meanwhile, troops are also involved in manoeuvres to apprehend terrorists who have been attacking Gwoza and surrounding localities since Tuesday causing the death of many.