Israel Backs Chadian Anti-Terror Offensive As Zulum Visits Lake Alau
As Chadian armed forces routed Boko Haram insurgents across lake Chad basin, reports indicated that the Israeli airforce actually provided intelligence support for Ndjamena.
Tel Aviv was reported to have assisted Chadians to map every islands on Chad basin ,providing precision and real time intelligence in the war against insurgents.
There was however no report of physical involvement of the Israelis in the ongoing offensive.
While the assistance from Israel is hailed by Chadian operatives ,sources inside Nigerian military are downplaying the Chadian successes ,alleging extensive external conspiracy in the resistance of the insurgents.
Meanwhile,President Idris Deby of Chad and Commander of Multinational Joint Task
Force (MNJTF), Maj-Gen. Ibrahim Yusuf have joined forces to crush Boko
Haram insurgency in Lake Chad region.
The plans of Deby and MNJTF commander, was to ensure total defeat of
terrorists’ groups around Lake Chad Basin.
Deby who is leading the ongoing offensive against terrorists groups
said: “Our meeting deliberated on joint action plan to fully destroy
Meanwhile, the terrorist bases in Niger and Nigeria were destroyed as
part of “Operation Boma’s Wrath.”Several top commanders of Bono Haram were also killed or captured.
According to him, the counter-insurgency operations against the terror
group would continue without a pause to restore peace in Lake Chad
The Boko Haram insurgency was launched in July, 2009 in Borno state;
but later spread its atrocities to neighboring Niger, Chad and
Cameroon, which led to military responses.
Over 30,000 people were also killed and about 3 million displaced in
the decade long Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria.
In a related development,Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state; has said that ‘irrigation
farming and fishing’ have resumed in earnest with the beefing of
security on shores of Lake Alau Dam.
According to him, this will allow 56,000 Internally Displaced Persons
(IDPs) from 28 communities engage in dry season farming and fishing.
Over 50 per cent of fish requirements of Maiduguri metropolis are also
cached from the lake.
While the affected communities were sacked by Boko Haram in the last
five years, before taking refuge in Laujeri Community in Jere Council
of Borno state.
Zulum disclosed this Sunday, while addressing the IDPs at Laujeri
village on shores of Alau Dam.
He said that after displacement and sack of communities, IDPs are
still facing “hunger and malnutrition” among adults and children.
While speaking on resumption of irrigation farming and fishing in
lake, Zulum said: “We are collaborating with the military and other
security agencies to beef up security in the dam and its land shores.
“This will enable our farmers and fisher folks to resume their
activities in the lake and farmlands of Laujeri community.
He therefore, appealed to the Federal Government to provide irrigation
facilities and equipment, as dry season farming has commenced in
On securing the Lake and communities, he said: “In securing Lake Alau
and its adjourning communities and villages, a 25-kilometre trench is
dug from Laujeri to Maiduguri and Molai,” noting that this could
prevent insurgents from launching their attacks.
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