Troops, vigilantes flush out terrorists from 2 more communities, rescue 54 hostages

Posted by News Express | 28 March 2016 | 2,225 times

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Troops of 114 Task Force Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade, in conjunction with some vigilantes in their area of operation, have carried out clearance operation of reported remnants of Boko Haram terrorists along Bita-Madube Ciki-Njubul axis of Borno State.

Giving details of the operation, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said last night in a statement: “During the advance, 2 soldiers unfortunately stepped on a buried Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that seriously injured one of the soldiers. Nevertheless, the troops continued the advance and had contact with the terrorists and cleared them out of Madube Cikin, killing 4 insurgents, destroying 2 vehicles and 2 motorcycles belonging to the terrorists. The troops also recovered 2 cylinders, 1 AK-47 rifle, 3 boxes of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 2 bicycles and bags of grains.

“The troops also rescued 54 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists. The released hostages are being screened while the wounded soldiers have since been evacuated for proper medical care.”

•Nigerian Army Photo shows a Boko Haram camp over-run by Nigerian troops and vigilantes in their latest victory over the terrorists.


Source: News Express

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