NIGERIAN TROOPS KILL 18 BOKO HARAM, RESCUE 72 CAPTIVES IN BORNO
Troops of the Nigerian Army drawn from variousBattalions, and Task Force operations in the North East have killed 18 Boko Haram insurgents, rescuing seventy two humans held captive by way of the insurgents in Borno State.
The kidnapped persons, in the main girls and children, have been freed after the troops raided some Boko Haram camps in North East.
It was once gathered that a massive cache of armsand ammunition, logistics elements and differentgear have been recovered, whilst BH terrorists’ smugglers/collaborators had been additionallycaptured.
Confirming the troops’ onslaughts in opposition to the insurgents, a credible supply advised PRNigeria, that troops of 7 Division Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE had endured to maintain offensive assaults in opposition to ISWAP/Boko Haram warring partiesin the ongoing operation KANTANA JIMLAN, insidethe Sector Area of Operations, as phase of efforts to cease terrorism in the North East,
“The dogged troops of a hundred and forty fourBattalion in a nicely deliberate ambush operation on 4May 2020 at about 2:30am, dealt a decisive blow on BHT/ISWAP Criminals alongside Visik excessivegrounds.
The troops engaged the criminals in a heavy hearthcombat which pressured them to abandon some stolen gadgets and fled in disarray thru the Mandara Mountains with extreme gunshot wounds and unconfirmed range of the terrorists met their waterloo in the process.
“While the ambush operations had been been conducted, some other ambush group of the identicalone hundred forty four Battalion had at about 4am, primarily based on credible statistics indicating some things to do of BHTs and their collaborators/ logistics substances led the gallant troops to correctly intercept and apprehend the criminals in a three canter vansloaded with 1300 Jerricans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) enroute Kamale.
“The suspects have been transferred to Headquarters 7 Division Military Intelligence Brigade for specialinvestigation.
“Similarly, on four May 2020, the gallant troops of eighty two Division Task Force Battalion deployed at the Strong Response Area Ngoshe close to the Nigeria – Cameroon borders of 26 Task Force Brigade carried out an offensive struggle patrol alongside Agapalwa popular Area.
“The troops got here in contact with BHTs’ Logistics factors and after fierce battle, 4 of the terrorists had been neutralised whilst others fled with gunshot wounds forsaking their push-cart with diverse grains and different meals items.
“Additionally, on 5 May 2020, at about 4:35am troops of 271 Task Force Tank Battalion Michika, deployed alongside street Mubi- Kamale intercepted some BHTs marauders attempting to smuggle twocompany new Bajaj Motor Cycle per chance to Kamale in order to resource the deliberate assault of the BHTs working inside the area. The terrorists deserted the bikes and fled on sighting personaltroops,” he said.
He similarly cited that, “In the equal vein, troops of 151 Battalion whilst on ambush operation at Firgi BHTs’ crossing factor on 9 May 2020, at about 12:45am got here in contact with terrorists.
“After a fierce come across 4 BHTs have beenneutralised whilst countless others escaped with deadly injuries. Items recovered all through the stumble upon encompass two AK47 rifles, 1x entirely loaded journal of 30 rounds of 7.62mm one of a kind ammunition, domestically fabricated ammunition, 1 x bike and four x bicycles
“Also, troops of three Battalion (Main) Army Super Camp eleven Gamboru Ngala whilst on lengthy varycombat patrol and clearance operation, had correctlycleared Fuye and Melere villages and later superior to Ndufu and Muktu villages the place they seen seenBHTs things to do which had been efficientlydestroyed by way of the troops.
“Troops superior to Muktu village the place contact used to be made with the crouching terrorists which led to the demise of 4 terrorists and the seize of eight domestically made guns, one dane gun, one BHTs’ flag and Islamic books have been additionally recovered.
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“Troops additionally rescued seventy two civilians from BHTs’ Captivity comprising of thirty 4 (34) female and thirty eight (38) children. The rescued youngsters had been due to this fact vaccinated with polio vaccine at a army scientific facility earlier thanthey have been surpassed over to IDP Camp officials.”
While applauding the troops for their dedication and the successes recorded so far, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, directed all the troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE throughout the North East Theatre of Operation to redouble their efforts to make certain the fast defeat of the terrorists soon.