In a recent military operation in Nigeria’s Borno State, troops from Operation Hadin Kai, in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force, successfully launched an attack on an Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) hideout. This operation, which took place in Dikwa Local Government Area, led to the killing of 41 terrorists, including a commander named Abu Zahra, while others fled for their lives.
According to reports from Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, the troops carried out a silent and intelligence-led midnight offensive coordinated by Maj. Gen. Shaibu Waidi, the General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander Sector 1. The operation was conducted in the villages of Mukdolo, GUPDILO, and Bone, located between Dikwa, Ngala, and Mafa.
The use of strategic tactics during the operation was key to its success. The troops’ swift and coordinated actions resulted in the elimination of the terrorists and the disruption of their operations. This victory serves as a reminder of the Nigerian military’s ongoing commitment to eradicating terrorist activity in the country.
This latest operation comes on the heels of a recent uptick in violence by terrorist groups in Nigeria. The Nigerian government has been working to combat these groups through a combination of military operations and efforts to address the root causes of extremism. The government has also sought international support to help address the threat posed by these groups.
Despite ongoing efforts, terrorist activity in Nigeria remains a significant concern, particularly in the northeastern part of the country. In addition to military action, the government has implemented various measures aimed at addressing the underlying social and economic factors that contribute to extremism.
While much work remains to be done, this recent victory in Borno State demonstrates the effectiveness of the Nigerian military’s efforts to combat terrorism. Through continued cooperation with international partners and a commitment to addressing the root causes of extremism, Nigeria can continue to make progress in ensuring the safety and security of its citizens.
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