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Nigerian Military neutralises terrorists, rescues captives in Borno

Nigerian Military Troops of Army Super Camp 11 Gambouru under Sector 1 of Operation Lafiya Dole, have neutralised 12 boko haram terrorists and rescued 241 kidnap victims in Mudu Town, Borno State.

The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche said “troops also rescued 241 persons in captivity of the terrorists comprising 105 Women and 136 Children. Items recovered include: 4 BHT flags, 1 motorcycle, 2 bicycles, 1 amplifier and 2 sewing machines”. 

Enenche noted that the rescued persons have been safely evacuated from the village and are currently under medical observation, while the village has been cleared adding that “there was no loss of life or equipment from own troops”.

In the same vein, troops of 151 Battalion have successfully killed several boko haram terrorists including several suicide bombers, while numerous others fled with gunshot wounds.

According to him, “the troops successfully engaged the criminal Boko Haram elements who were mounted on 10 Gun Trucks and attempted to simultaneously attack the troops’ locations at Banki Junction and Firgi in Bama LGA of Borno State under the cover of darkness”.

He explained that the troops however overpowered the terrorists with superior firepower and captured 1 Cobra Armoured Personnel Carrier, one Dushka Anti-Aircraft Gun, 1 AK 47 Rifle and 1 FN Rifle. “Other items captured by the gallant troops include 3 Hand Grenades, 2 AK 47 Rifle magazines, one FN Rifle magazine, 78 rounds of 12.7mm Anti-Aircraft ammunition, 25 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and  25 rounds of fabricated 7.62mm ammunition from the criminals”. 

Similarly, a prominent Boko Haram fighter, Malam Adamu Yahaya AKA Saad Karami, who led the last attack on troops in Baga town and equally participated in attacks on Metele, Mairari, Bindiram, Kangarwa and Shetimari (Niger Republic) voluntarily surrendered to troops of 242 Battalion in Monguno.

Enenche said this was as a result of the aggressive posture of the troops and artillery bombardments of terrorists’ suspected locations around the general area.

Source: Voice of Nigeria