The Nigerian Army has completed its operation in Mudi, Adamawa State in clearing terrorist who had formally renamed the town to Madina, carrying out attacks from ther and its environs.
Although, a mop up operations is still being carried out to apprehend and deal with those who might be lurking around neighbouring communities.
Members of the terrorists group were dislodged after coordinated air and land operations in the area. More troops are being deployed to other areas in the north-east axis in similar coordinated air and land operations to rid the communities of terrorists.
A top military officer stated that terrorists looking for escape routes may wreak havoc on soft targets in neighbouring communities that are not affected in the military operation.
He said: “In their attempt to escape the intensity of the military officers, desperate terrorists have resorted to attacking soft targets in neighbouring communities.”
The officer acknowledged improved understanding of the communities on the military operation, but sought more support from the civilian population in identifying and exposing members of the terrorist group.
He said, “The people must be courageous and brave enough in identifying the terrorists that “are mostly known to the locals to enable the military curtail the excesses of the insurgents.
We are working assiduously to also tackle the activities of moles, some very young, that spy for terrorists and invite them for invasion of communities. We need the cooperation of the residents.”