Troops pound, recapture more Borno, Yobe towns

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The Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, has said a combined operation of Air Force and ground forces have dislodged terrorists from more communities in Borno and Yobe states.
Olukolade said the Air Force had carried out several attack missions on identified terrorists enclaves in the operational areas.
He added that ground forces had commenced simultaneous mopping up operations in the areas pounded by the Air Force planes.
He said, “Air Force pounding of identified terrorists’ hideouts is continuing in some locations in Yobe and Borno states as part of ongoing campaign against terror.
“Several sorties are being flown either in conjunction with ongoing ground assault by troops or to dislodge any concentration of terrorists as follow-up to intelligence reports.
“Simultaneous mopping up operations are also ongoing in the areas already operated upon by Nigerian Air Force.”
Meanwhile, an intelligence source said on Sunday that troops were engaged in a fierce battle with the Boko Haram insurgents to recapture Damasak, a border town between Nigeria and Niger Republic.

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