Friday, July 31

Troops rescue 59 captives from Boko Haram – Army

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, has said the troops of the 151 Task Force Battalion rescued a total of 59 civilians held by the members of the Boko Haram sect on Thursday.

Usman said the 59 civilians were rescued during a raid on Kashingeri, Wale and Kushingoro terrorists camp, where the captives were held by Boko Haram.

He said the military destroyed a total of five camps belonging to the insurgents in the mission area.
According to him, the troops also killed an unspecified number of insurgents and cleared all the camps.

The Special Forces had rescued 30 civilians, including 21 children, at Kwayaba and Wufe wards on Tuesday.

He stated also that two other camps of the insurgents at Chuogori and Shantumari, Borno State, were cleared by troops of the 21 Brigade and the Nigerian Army Engineers on Friday.

The Army Spokesman said the troops also recovered a Landrover SUV and a tipper from the insurgents.

“As part of efforts to rid Nigeria of Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 21 Brigade and elements of Nigerian Army Engineers, yesterday cleared a notorious terrorists camp at Chuogori and Shantumari, Borno State.

“In addition, troops of 151 Task Force Battalion conducted operations on Kashingeri, Wale and Kushingari Boko Haram terrorists camps today.

“During the raids, quite a number of the terrorists were killed, a Landrover vehicle and a tipper were recovered. The troops also rescued 59 civilians that were held captive by the terrorists and cleared the camps,” the statement read.

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