Boko Haram surrenders more communities as troops begin final assault •Another 62 captives liberated

Posted by News Express | 20 September 2015 | 2,807 times

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Most of the Boko Haram camps in the North-East are falling to the federal might as the military pushes for the final defeat of the terrorists.

The acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, disclosed this yesterday evening, explaining further that, “The advancing troops have captured the villages of Jerre and Dipchari and have destroyed the terrorists camps located in those areas.”

He stated that, “the advancing troops in the Bama axis have rescued yet another 62 people fleeing from Bitti and Pulka, adding: “The troops are also combing all known enclaves of the terrorists within Bama, Banki and Pulka general area. In addition, due to the offensive action of the military, another fleeing 22 women 15 men and 40 children have arrived Bama.”

Continuing, Col. Usman said: “The rescued persons looking haggard, dejected and obviously malnourished are being catered for by the troops pending the intervention of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Meanwhile, the persons have been cooperating with the military as they have been giving useful information that is assisting our troops in their offensive operations.

“In a related development, 8 suspected Boko Haram terrorists have today surrendered themselves to troops of 21 Brigade Nigerian Army. The suspected terrorists are being investigated and screened for more information.

“Another fleeing person, Bulama Bukar, whose right hand was amputated by the terrorists in Sambisa about a year ago based on allegation of stealing a bag of beans, was intercepted by our troops at Jebra Bridge today with his family.

“Meanwhile the military Engineers are making tremendous progress in the repairs of the bridge linking Maiduguri and Gamboru Ngala that was blown by Boko Haram terrorists. The bridge repairs would soon be completed.”

•Nigerian Army Photo shows anguished liberated mothers showing their malnourished children . . . yesterday in Bama.

Source: News Express

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