NIGERIAN military troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in North-East Nigeria have killed 14 terrorists, captured one and recovered some arms while clearing Boko Haram terrorists’ enclaves in Abusuriwa, Newchina, Bonzon, Usmanari, Goyayeri, Shitimari, Gashimari, Awaram amongst other villages in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
The army also rescued 30 civilians in an operation carried
out by troops of 202 Battalion of 21 Brigade Nigerian Army,
in conjunction with elements of Mobile Strike Teams, MSTs, on
Operations LAFIYA DOLE, last Saturday.
Confirming the development, the Director, Army Public
Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a statement
yesterday that the operation was in furtherance of clearance
and blockade Operation DEEP PUNCH.
The statement reads: “The troops whose continuous resolve
in routing out the remnants of the suspected terrorists
hibernating within the Brigade’s area of responsibility ensured
that their superior fire power made the terrorists to flee in
disarray leading to the capture of one suspected terrorist, while
8 of the Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised. The gallant
troops were also able to recover 4 AK-47 rifles, 3 magazines,
seven Dane guns and Machetes, amongst other items.
“In addition, the troops also rescued 3 men, 12 women as well
as 15 children, among whom were an aged man and a woman held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists.
“The suspected terrorist has been handed over to the
relevant authorities for further interrogation, while the rescued
civilian captives are being attended to.
“Similarly, troops of 152 Battalion of the Brigade deployed as a blocking force at the Foward Operations Base Kumshe to aid a successful clearance operation ambushed some fleeing unsuspecting
Boko Haram terrorists and neutralized 5 of the fleeing terrorists, while troops of 151 Battalion also deployed at the Forward Operations Base, Darel Jamel, neutralised a terrorist in an ambush.