The Nigerian Army has launched a special mobile strike force to battle Boko Haram insurgents.
Ibrahim Attahiru, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the announcement yesterday at the inauguration of the force at Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri where he said the special strike force was one of the new approaches evolved by the military to end insurgency and enhance security network in the region.
He said that soldiers deployed to the force were exposed to modern terrorism combat techniques to enable them to crush the insurgents. “The Mobile Strike Force is launched to deny the insurgents freedom of action and finally decimate them. This specially selected force with mixed equipment and platforms were deployed to achieve the conduct of long range patrols and ambush deep into the hinterlands. All these are in an effort to ensure the success of Operation Lafiya Dole and enhance our operational efficiency’ Attahiru said.
He also told the soldiers that successful campaign against the insurgents would have indelible mark in the history of counter-insurgency campaign in the North-East.