Nigerian Military Rescues 275 Hostages, Clears More Boko Haram Enclaves

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  • Kills 15 terrorists, arrests 6 others in Borno
    Discovers IED tools in primary school

Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

The Nigerian military has rescued about 275 hostages and dislodged terrorists’ remnants from their enclaves in parts of Borno State.

In the latest offensive, the troops also killed 15 terrorists, arrested six others and recovered several items and weapon making materials.

This was disclosed in a statement signed on Monday by the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, who said that the military recorded many successes at different operational areas in Borno state.

He said that the troops of 152 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with troops of Sector 1 of Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF), on Sunday, carried out clearance operation in suspected terrorist hideouts around Madawaya general area, cleared and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making factory, killed 15 terrorists and captured some weapons.

The troops, he noted, cleared terrorists in Madawaya, Jere, Kardile, Koujili, Ngenere and Maksamari, as well as Douse, Bembem, Zombulum and Taraji villages.

In addition, he said, they recovered several vehicles and motorcycles.

“They also discovered and destroyed the Boko Haram terrorists’ IED making factory at Bula Umara and killed 15 terrorists in the same area. In addition, the troops recovered an AK-47 rifle, four fully loaded magazines with 7.62mm ammunitions, two power generating sets, welding machines, assorted batteries and solar panels,” he stated.

He listed other items recovered by the troops to include drums of beans and other grains as well as Bandolier.

“The gallant soldiers also rescued 275 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists. One interesting thing is that, one of the rescued persons gave birth to baby boy shortly after their liberation. Both mother and the child are doing fine.

“The troops have continued with their clearance operations to other suspected hideouts of the Boko Haram terrorists in their areas of operations,” he said.

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