Army turns heat on Boko Haram; kills 43 terrorists, rescues 64 captives

Posted by News Express | 17 March 2021 | 805 times

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•Advancing Nigerian troops

Operation Lafiya Dole has killed 41 Boko Haram terrorists in the Gulwa/Musuri/Gambouru axis of Lake Chad region in Borno State.

Also, yesterday, Operation Thunder Strike in Kaduna State killed two armed bandits and rescued four victims in ‘35’ village, Chikun Local Council.

The 45-minute Borno operation also led to the rescue of 60 elderly women and children, who had reportedly been in captivity for five years.

In a statement in Maiduguri, the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, declared: “Our troops have decisively taken out several terrorists, after heavy fighting in the Gulwa/Musuri/Gambouru axis on Monday.”

The troops encountered elements of the terrorists group at Musuri, during a clearance operation, and swiftly engaged them with superior firepower, he said, adding: “This ultimately led them to dominate the area after neutralising 41 of the terrorists and recovering sophisticated weapons.”

Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor, Nigeria Army University, Biu, Borno State, Prof. Kyari Mohammed, has cautioned the Federal Government against further dialogue with Boko Haram and other terrorists.

Giving a lecture at the 12th convocation of the school in Mubi, which was captured by Boko Haram but liberated by the military, Kyari stated that such move would only encourage the criminals to persist.

•Extracted from a report by The Guardian.


Source: News Express

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