- Troops have captured Boko Haram terrorist in Borno state
- They also recovered weapons and rescued 30 persons
- The suspected terrorist was said to have been handed over to the relevant authorities for further interrogation, while the rescued civilian captives are being attended to
Nigerian army has said that the troops of 202 Battalion of 21 Brigade in conjunction with elements of Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) on operations LAFIYA DOLE, in furtherance of clearance and blockade operation DEEP PUNCH 2, have cleared Boko Haram terrorists’ enclave in Borno state.
Legit.ng gathered that the operation was carried out on Saturday, November 25, in Abusuriwa, Newchina, Bonzon, Usmanari, Goyayeri, Shitimari, Gashimari, Awaram amongst other villages in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state.
A statement signed by director army public relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, revealed that, “the troops whose continuous resolve in routing out the remnants of the suspected terrorists hibernating within the Brigade’s Area of responsibility ensured that their superior fire power made the terrorists to flee in disarray leading to the capture of one suspected terrorist, while 8 of the Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized.
“The gallant troops were also able to recover 4 AK-47 Rifles, 3 Magazines, 7 dane guns and machetes, amongst other items.
“In addition, the troops also rescued 3 men, 12 women as well as 15 Children, among whom were an aged man and a woman held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists.
“The suspected terrorist has been handed over to the relevant authorities for further interrogation, while the rescued civilian captives are being attended to.
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“Similarly, troops of 152 Battalion of the Brigade deployed as a blocking force at the Forward Operations Base Kumshe to aid a successful clearance operation ambushed some fleeing unsuspecting Boko Haram terrorists and neutralized 5 of the fleeing terrorists, while troops of 151 Battalion also deployed at the Forward Operations Base, Darel Jamel, neutralized a terrorist in an ambush."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigerian army on Saturday, November 25, said three of its troops were killed by Boko Haram insurgents at Magumeri town, headquarters of Magumeri local government area of Borno.
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