A security expert, Mr. Dogo Lukman, has hailed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. TY Buratai and Nigerian troops for reportedly sending Boko Haram fighters and their sponsors into ‘self isolation’.
He said what Buratai and the troops have done to the terrorist groups is akin to placing them on quarantine while sending their sponsors on exile.
Buratai has been coordinating military activities in the theatre of war since March at the Lake Chad region in the bid to making sure that the activities of the groups are brought to a final end has posted impressive results on the battlefield giving hope that the defeat of the terrorists is close by, Within Nigeria reports.
Lukman said after processing relevant information emanating from the Lake Chad region, there is every indication that the terrorists have finally been subdued, cornered and cordoned off while their sponsors have gone into hiding.
“These elements that used to torment the peace of the entire country have been quarantined by the heat coming from the troops and are now self isolating themselves in caves.”
The security expert said the recent audio message released by Abubakar Shekau in which he confessed that his men are under “trial” and going through rough times is a confirmation in security cycle that they have been overwhelmed.
“This is a man that in all his messages used to talk about killing or abducting innocent and unarmed citizens, but this time he is saying they are passing through a trial and is encouraging them not to lose hope.
He said Nigerian troops have gone beyond technically defeating the terrorists to nearly bringing them down to their knees.