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Army launches mobile strike force against Boko Haram


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Ibrahim Attahiru, launched three Mobile Strike Teams, MST, at the Military Command and Control Centre, Maimalari Military Cantonment, Maiduguri in Borno State.

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The strike force was designed to conduct long-range patrols and ambushes deep into the hinterland.

Formed with a mix of professionally trained Special Forces, the teams have variants equipment on wheels.

Mr Attahiru, a major general, charged the teams to be discipline, confident, resolute, focused and determined in their task of clearing the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists wherever they are found.

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The strike force troops have received trainings at Nigerian Army School of Special Forces, NASFS, Buni Yadi, Yobe State recently.

Their task is to keep the main supply route and all rural settlements safe.

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