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Army eliminates 23 Boko Haram terrorists

Troops of 153 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with Cameroonian Defence Forces while on clearance operation on 11 June 2018, encountered Boko Haram terrorists, eliminating 23 of them.

Items recovered include: a. Six AK 47 rifles. b. Two FN rifles. c. Eight AK 47 rifle magazines. d. 33 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO ammunition e. One link of 7.62mm NATO. f. Two motorcycles.

Also, troops had earlier cleared numerous villages in the Lake Chad region, including Bulakeisa, Tumbuma Babba, Abbaganaram and Dan Baure, among others.

In another development, troops of operation LAFIYA DOLE have been urged to be committed and steadfast during the final onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists .

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division, Major General Stevenson Olabanji, gave the advice while addressing troops at Gubio and Damasak respectively.

He stated that the end has come for the terrorists in northern Borno State, adding that operation LAST HOLD was designed to end the activities of the insurgents in the enclaves and islands of Lake Chad region.

He further advised the troops to be courageous and discipline during the final assault on the insurgents’ enclaves.

Similarly, the GOC also visited the 2 Division Task Force Brigade of Operation LAST HOLD in Zarre where he was received by the Commander, Brigadier General Aliyu Abdullahi.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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