arms or stranded terrorists and other casualties is ongoing in Michika
after troops sacked the terrorists who have been operating in the town
and it’s environ. The main assault on terrorists main positions was
concluded yesterday as many of them died in the combat. Troops who
sustained injuries in the operation are receiving necessary medical
attention. Other troops are continuing the pursuit of those who are on
the run from the town. Normalcy has been restored accordingly.
Major General Chris Olukolade
Meanwhile, Nigerian officers in key command positions of the
Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) are in the process of accounting
for their actions leading to the loss of weapons, men and location in
their area of responsibility in the mission area. This is a normal
military procedure in major operations or after encounters. The essence
is to extract and collate relevant information for subsequent missions.
It could also lead to or determine appropriate disciplinary action where
Director Defence Information
January 30, 2015
According to the statement of Pesident Goodluck Jonathan, Nigerian
Military on Thursday liberated Michika town in Adamawa from the control
of the Boko Haram insurgents. Jonathan made the announcement at the
Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign rally in Yola.
The president also unfolded plans by the military to liberate Madagali
town soon, adding that the area was the only remaining local government
in Adamawa yet to be liberated from the insurgents.
“Before this time, five local government areas in Adamawa were under the control of Boko Haram.
“But today, Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa has been recaptured
from Boko Haram. And the only remaining local government, Madagali,
will insha Allahu, be liberated.”