The Military authorities on Friday confirmed

that its troops sacked the terrorists who had been occupying Michika and

its environs in Adamawa.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Director of Defence

Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade in Abuja.

The statement said that extensive mop up operation and search for arms

or stranded terrorists and other casualties were ongoing.

It said assault on terrorists? main positions was concluded on Thursday,

Jan. 29 as many of them died in the combat.

It said that troops who sustained injuries in the operation were receiving

medical attention.

“Other troops are continuing the pursuit of those who are on the run from

the town. Normalcy has been restored accordingly??, it said.

The statement also said that Nigerian officers in key command positions

of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) were in the process of

accounting for their actions.

It explained that the actions of the officers had led to the loss of weapons,

men and location in their sphere of responsibility in the mission area.

It added that the exercise was a normal military procedure in major

operations or after encounters.

It said that the essence of the procedure was to extract and collate

relevant information for subsequent missions.

The statement said that it could also lead to or determine appropriate

disciplinary action where necessary.

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