The military has advised residents of forested areas in three North Western states to relocate ahead of a bombardment campaign against bandits and terrorists in the areas.
The exercise is to ensure that the residents are not affected by the bombardment.
The military gave the advice through advertisements aired in pidgin English, Hausa, Kanuri and Fulani, on radio and television stations in Zamfara, Katsina and Kaduna states.
Reuters reported that the advertisements which promised to “protect the life and property of Nigerians,” were confirmed by a military source.
Meanwhile, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami, in a statement on Thursday, said 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.