Nigerian Army Rescue 195 Persons From Boko Haram militants
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Abuja, Feb 19: Nigerian troops of 7 Division Garrison comprising 112 Battalion and Armed Forces Special Forces on Wednesday carried out a joint clearance patrol on suspected Boko Haram terrorists and rescued 195 held hostage.
The operation was carried out at Kwaptara, Mijigete, Garin Boka, Mosole, Ngubdori, Ma’asa, Dukje and Gulumba in Dikwa and Bama Local Government Areas of Borno State north-Eastern Nigeria.
It was also gathered that the troops discovered Boko Haram terrorists camp, paten medicine outfit and major market at Gulumba all in Borno state.
This was contained in a statement signed by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman Acting Director Army Public Relations made available to newsmen.
The statement added that quite a number of Boko Haram terrorists were killed and several items were recovered.
"This includes 2 logistic trucks, 180 motorcycles, 750 bicycles and various perishable and non-perishable items such as a 100 KVA Mikano generator and grinding machine.
" They also rescued 195 persons held hostage, recovered 300 cows, 200 sheep and 130 goats rustled by the insurgents.The troops also recovered military items such as camouflage uniforms as well as rifle magazines and grenades.
"The unprecedented feat was achieved through the renewed cooperation and support of the public who provide timely information to the troops.
" we would like to thank all those good
citizens who provide the timely information and enjoin all to see the fight against Boko Haram terrorists as a collective responsibility to enable us clear the remnants of the insurgents in the north east and other parts of the country," he said.
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