Army overruns 10 Boko Haram hideouts; nabs 3 terrorist commanders, rescues 1,275 hostages

Posted by News Express | 13 April 2016 | 2,577 times

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Troops of 152 and 155 Task Force Battalions at Operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjunction with troops of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) from Cameroon, on Monday conducted what the Nigerian Army described as a massive joint clearance operation of suspected Boko Haram terrorists along Nigeria-Cameroon borders.

“The unprecedented clearance operation swept through over 10 suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts along the border in which they killed 22 terrorists, arrested  3 Ameers (commanders) and rescued  abducted persons,” Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said yesterday in a statement.

Giving further details, the Nigerian army Spokesman said: “During the operation the troops cleared Nbaga, Bula, Dabube, Ybiri, Greya and Suduwa towns and other adjoining settlements. The towns and settlements were occupied by suspected fleeing Boko Haram terrorists who escaped from villages previously cleared by troops of the Nigerian Army. The apprehended terrorists commanders include Lawal Abba, Mallam Hisna and Mallam Gana in Shatte, Bulla Jaja and Bula Burra towns.

“The troops also rescued 1,275 persons held hostage by the terrorists. The rescued persons are being administered and screened by 152 Taskforce Battalion pending onward movement to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp. It is gratifying to note that the operation was a huge success as there was no casualty or injury on the troops.

•Nigerian Army Photo shows a convoy of Nigerian and Cameroonian troops on the offensive against Boko Haram on Monday.

Source: News Express

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