The operation code-named TURA TAKAIBANGO a Hausa phrase which literally means a state where one being pushed to the wall.
The operation was intended to be theatre-wide in terms of coverage and strategy on how best to take the war to the insurgent’s hideouts.
This was disclosed by the Chief of Training and Operations, Nigerian Army, Major Gen. Nuhu Angbazo.
Nuhu said, they observed that the current threat if not checked could result in further attacks on civilian territories and may lead to the migration of terrorists into Southern Borno and Yobe.
He said the best thing to do is to contain the situation in such a way the Boko Haram/ ISWAP components activities in the whole North East Zone put to a standstill.
According to him that is why the Nigerian Army has launched operation Tura Takaibango to checkmate abduction of travelers along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway.
Major Gen. Angbazo represented The Chief of Army Staff during the press briefing held at the Nigerian Army Special Forces Training School, Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government of Yobe State.
Operation “TURA TAKAIBANGO” was operationalized on the 3rd of January 2021 in the North East Theatre of operation comprising Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States by the Chief of Army Staff.