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Military Battles To Recapture Occupied Towns, Launches ‘Operation No Mercy’

The Nigerian military has launched “Operation No Mercy” in its bid to dislodge Boko Haram terrorists from Mubi and Vimtim.

According to a report by Thisday, the military will be more direct in its approach this time around, and will leave no stones unturned, as they restore Nigeria’s territorial integrity. The military will therefore launch an all out operation against the insurgents.

The constant intervention from the political class as well as the barrage of criticisms from Amnesty International and other human rights groups have affected military operations, Thisday reports, citing a source. He said the approach of former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika was aggressive, but effective. He was however criticized.

Islamist sect Boko Haram has taken over about five local governments in Adamawa State, renaming two of the captured towns.

The federal government had on October 17 announced it had agreed a ceasefire with the sect, but a recently released video, believed to be from the sect, has dismissed the government’s claim, with attacks increasing across the country. The military had since regrouped to flush out the insurgents.

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