- There has been an 80 percent drop in the number of terrorism-related deaths in Nigeria, according to the latest Global Terrorism Index.
- Revitalization of Multi-National Joint Task Force operations, aimed at combating trans-border crime and the Boko Haram insurgency.
- More than 12,000 Boko Haram hostages have been freed from Boko Haram captivity, including 106 of the Chibok Girls abducted in April 2014.
- Boko Haram has been curtailed to the extent that its activities are now confined to Borno State, and largely suicide bombings on soft targets. In December 2016 the Nigerian Army captured Boko Haram’s operational and spiritual headquarters, “Camp Zero”, in Sambisa Forest. Following this the Nigerian Army conducted its Small Arms Championship from 26th to 31st March 2017, a measure aimed at enabling the Armed forces to dominate the area, and avoid regrouping by the terrorists.
- Establishment of civil authority in the areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. The Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have deployed officers in liberated areas to take over effective civil responsibility from the military, and secure and maintain law and order in the affected areas. The NSCDC has also deployed 5,000 personnel to the North-East to protect the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camps and re-occupy the reclaimed towns and villages.
- Arrest of Usman Mohammed, aka Khalid AlBarnawi, leader of the Ansaru Terrorist group and one of the most wanted Terrorists in the world, with a US$6m United States bounty on his head. He’s currently being prosecuted alongside his accomplices. Also arrested and being prosecuted: Amodu Omale Salifu, leader of an ISIS affiliate group active in North Central Nigeria.
- Establishment of a Naval Outpost in the Lake Chad Basin.
- Establishment of the 8 Task Force Division in Monguno to further strengthen military presence in the North East.
- Transfer, in fulfilment of President Buhari’s campaign promise of 2 new AW 101 Helicopters from the Presidential Air Fleet to the Nigerian Air Force, for deployment in support of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North East. Also transferred to the NAF: 3 EC-135 and 3 Dauphin helicopters, from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
We have launched a community policing initiative. Details soon.
Ongoing/Concluded Military Operations across the country
- Operation Harbin Kunama in Dansadau Forest, Zamfara aimed at flushing out armed bandits and cattle rustlers.
- Operation Safe Haven to curtail the incessant clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the North Central (Plateau, Nasarawa, and Benue states).
- Exercise Crocodile Smile I and II to curtail the menace of militant activities in the Niger Delta
- Exercise Obangame, a multinational operation aimed at securing and protecting the Gulf of Guinea.
- Operation Awatse, a joint operation between the Military and the Police, in South West Nigeria, to flush out militants and pipeline vandals
- Operation Python Dance I and II in the South East to tackle kidnappers and militant elements.
- Operation Ruwan Wuta I and II in the North East to destroy all secret Boko Haram hideouts and structures