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Troops, Civilian JTF overwhelm Boko Haram fighters, rescue 9 minors

By News Express on 12/06/2017

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•Gallant troops with some of the captured Boko Haram fighters.
•Gallant troops with some of the captured Boko Haram fighters.

Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in conjunction with some Civilian JTF on Sunday carried out a successful clearance operation along Jarawa village in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, neutralising notorious Boko Haram terrorists and rescuing nine minors in the process.

According to a statement issued by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the operation was based on credible and confirmed information about the convergence of some elements of suspected Boko Haram terrorists in the area.

He said: “At about a kilometre to Jarawa village, the troops entered heavy Boko Haram terrorists’ ambush, which they successfully cleared after some minutes of fire fight. They followed it up in hot pursuit of the fleeing insurgents into the nearby forest.

“The troops were able to neutralise a large number of Boko Haram terrorists including the notorious Abu Nazir, the terrorists’ Amir in Jarawa during the operation.”

The Army authorities also announced the recovery of several weapons including an AK-47 rifle, one double barrel gun, one primed heavy Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and three motorcycles.

The nine abducted children rescued during the operation were said to be undergoing training at the terrorists’ camp in the village.

“The minors have been evacuated and are being given preliminary humanitarian assistance in preparation to handing them over to Kala Balge Internally Displaced Persons Camp Management Committee,” the Army also said.

Source News Express

Posted 12/06/2017 1:00:13 PM





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