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Troops neutralize terrorists, rescue kidnapped victims in Borno State

In continuation of the aggressive clearance operation to stamp out the North-East zone of the country against the insurgents and other criminal elements, Nigerian troops of Operation Lafiya Dole has recorded tremendous successes against BHT/ISWAP elements.

The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche said: “Acting on credible intelligence on the activities of BHT/ISWAP terrorists at Hamdaga Makaranta town in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, troops of 192 Battalion supported by the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE  raided the location.”

Enenche said “The gallant troops overwhelmed them killing 5, while others escaped with gunshots wounds. Troops also cleared 9 identified isolated BHT/ISWAP structures and farmlands in the area”.

He noted that troops successfully rescued 7 kidnapped victims comprising 2 females and 5 children.

According to him, the gallant troops have dominated the area with aggressive patrols.

The Military High Command has congratulated the gallant troops for their dexterity and encourages them to intensify the onslaught against the criminal elements in the North-East zone of the country.

 

 

Source: Voice of Nigeria