The Nigerian army has launched a special mobile strike force aimed at ending boko haram activities and enhance security network.
Inaugurating the force on Tuesday in Maiduguri, General Ibrahim Attahiru, said the special strike force was one of the new approaches evolved by the military to end insurgency and enhance security network in the region. He added that the soldiers deployed to the force were exposed to modern terrorism combat techniques to enable them to crush the insurgents.
“The Mobile Strike Force (MST) is launched to deny the insurgents freedom of action and finally decimate them.
“This specially selected force with mixed equipment and platforms were deployed to achieve the conduct of long range patrols and ambush deep into the hinterlands.
“All these are in an effort to ensure the success of Operation Lafiya Dole and enhance our operational efficiency,” Attahiru said.
The general urged the soldiers to remain resolute in ensuring that they achieve the task at hand.