Troops rescue 80-year-old man from Boko Haram, destroy bandits’ camps

Posted by News Express | 4 May 2016 | 2,247 times

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Troops of 29 Task Force Brigade on clearance operations of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists rescued an 80-year-old man in Shaltimari village, Borno State, on Monday.

“The elderly man, Mallam Ibrahim Matuk stated that he suffered untold hardship in the hands of the Boko Haram terrorists who killed all his children while in captivity,” Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka, said last night in a statement.

He said that in another development, the troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army within the last four days, they killed two notorious cattle rustlers that were suspected to have killed 7 innocent persons in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State. “They also arrested 5 declared wanted armed bandits and recovered arms and ammunitions from them and thereafter destroyed their camps,” Usman said, adding:

“The troops also conducted a clearance operation in Kuduru, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State in which they arrested 5 cattle rustlers, recovered arms and ammunition and then destroyed the armed bandits’ camps.”

•Photo shows the rescued man, Mallam Ibrahim Matuk.

Source: News Express

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