The recent successes recorded by the Nigerian troops in the ongoing war against insurgency got a major ‘ boost on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 after Bama, the second largest town in Borno State was liberated from the control of Boko Haram insurgents.
The recapture of the historical Kanuri town sent the troops into wild jubilation.
One of the troops who pleaded anonymity told Punch that the operation was led by the General Officer Commanding, 7th Division, Major General Lamidi Adeosun, and did not encounter serious resistance from the insurgents.
The source said: “The general did not even utilise our crack boys in Konduga. He just took his team from our supply of new boys here and drove straight into Bama, leaving the Konduga guys to rest and continue watching his back till he took over Bama. He chased the bad people out, removed their flags and installed our authority.”