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Nigerian military asks civilians to relocate ahead of planned airstrikes in northwest region

KADUNA, Nigeria (The Informant247) – The Nigerian military has advised civilians in forested areas in three northwestern states to relocate ahead of a bombardment campaign against bandits and terrorists in the areas.

Witnesses had in the past accused the country’s military of killing dozens of innocent civilians in several airstrikes in the northern region, where the most populous black nation is waging a 12-year war against jihadist insurgents.

The military through advertisements aired in pidgin English, Hausa, Kanuri and Fulani, on radio and television stations in Zamfara, Katsina and Kaduna states said the exercise is to ensure that the residents are not affected by the bombardment.

Meanwhile, Musa Danmadami, a spokesman for the military, told reporters in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, at a press briefing that in the past two weeks, combined forces of the Nigerian Army, Navy, and Air Force, sustained aggressive operations to deny terrorists further freedom of action.

He said troops conducted fighting patrols, ambushes and clearance operations at communities, villages and towns in Kukawa, Monguno, Kaga, Dikwa, Biu, Damboa, Gwoza, Mafa, Konguda, Bama and Guzamala Local Government Areas all in Borno State.

Danmadami noted that two key Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province commanders, Abu Asiya and Abu Ubaida aka A Qaid, were neutralised on September 12 and 15, 2022 at Parisu and Sheruri general area in Sambisa forest respectively.

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