By Ajogwu Jerry
According to a statement by the Deputy Director, Army Public relations, troops of 121 Battalion in conjunction with hunters has successfully rescued two women and six Children from the captivity of terrorists.
The encounter occurred during an ambush operation against some fleeing terrorists at Gwadala village in the North Eastern part of Borno State.
“During the operation contact was made with the criminals at Gwadala village axis. Own troops neutralised one of the terrorists, others escaped with gunshot wounds and the following items were recovered:
1 AK 47 Rifle,
1 Dane Gun,
locally fabricated Ammo and Projectiles
The projections for ambushes, clearance operations and fighting patrols are part of the efforts embarked upon by the dogged troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army to consolidate on the gains and successes recorded so far in the ongoing operation “Halaka Dodo” to ensure the remnants of the BHTs are exterminated with the aim of having a lasting peace and security in the North East”.
The Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army and Commander Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu has applauded the gallant troops for their doggedness.