By Dilibe Michael
Confronted with the clear reality of defeat, the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) has resorted to attacks on surrendered Boko Haram militants and their families in a desperate attempt to undermine the unparalleled depletion of its fighting force.
ISWAP uses this terror within terror tactic to deter would-be surrendering terrorists from joining their ranks.
The latest plan is not unrelated to the group’s discontent, since top-ranking commanders and militants have recently denounced violent efforts to embrace peace.
This real fear may have prompted ISWAP to launch a mission to eliminate or capture BHTs on Saturday, October 2, 2021 who surrendered in Damboa.
The valiant forces of Operation HADIN KAI’s 25 Task Force Brigade, whose overwhelming firepower drove the terrorists to flee in disarray, guaranteed Damboa did not fall victim to their shenanigans.
When confronted with greater firepower from our soldiers, the terrorists made a vain attempt to gain access to the facility containing the surrendered BHT members.
The Nigerian Army (NA) desires to reassure the good people of Damboa and the surrounding areas that alert troops will continue to ensure proactive security of lives and property.
The general public is also urged to submit actionable and timely information on the criminal elements’ and collaborators’ activities.
Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, the Chief of Army Staff, praised troops for their tenacity and urged them to push the war to the terrorists’ enclaves to deny them freedom of action.
He also assured them of the necessary support as they continue to make progress in Operation HADIN KAI.