Nigerian troops in the northeast/Photo: AFP
Nigerian troops in the northeast/Photo: AFP

By Concise News Correspondents 

The cleanup of remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria’s northeast is yielding positive results, that is according to the Nigerian Army.

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Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, made this known at the Army’s weekly briefing on Thursday in Maiduguri.

Major General Irabor said the Army has intercepted a letter written by the terrorist group seeking support in arms and ammunition.

But he regretted the misfiring incident that happened in Rann, where the Nigerian Air Force accidentally dropped bombs in an IDP camp.

“In spite of the regrettable occurrence of 7th January 2017 at Rann, our gallant troops have continued to gain traction by recording success in our operational engagements.

Emergency response team established

“A well co-ordinated response, involving the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, United Nations Office Of the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the ICRC, MSF and Borno state government was initiated.

“A surgical centre was established in Rann to help stabilise the wounded before being evacuated to Maiduguri.”

The Army commander, who stated that about 112 people were killed in the Rann incident, thanked the government as well as people of Borno state for their understanding.