Army Launches Operation Last Hold In Borno
The Nigerian Army has launched Operation Last Hold in Borno state to totally defeat Boko Haram in the lake Chad basin and other parts of northern Borno.
At a media briefing at the Command and Control Center in Maiduguri, the Commander Operation, Major General Abba Dikko said the operation would consolidate on gains recorded in the ongoing military operations in the state.
He explained that the operation, expected to last four months, entails deployment of additional manoeuvre brigades and critical assets to Borno State.
The operation will also facilitate the clearance of the Lake Chad waterways of sea weeds and other obstacles that will hinder the movement of boats and people across the water channels, he said.
And the destruction of Boko Haram Terrorist camps and strong points in the Lake Chad Basin general area and facilitate the rescue of hostages as well as restoration of fishing, farming and other economic activities, he added.