Nigerian soldiers capture 23 ISWAP, Boko Haram terrorists, kill 3

Nigerian soldiers capture 23 ISWAP, Boko Haram terrorists, kill 3

- Nigerian troops have been making efforts to capture unrepentant terrorists in the northeast

- The soldiers have been consistent in clearing out camps and arresting the terrorists in their hideouts

- Another set of insurgents have been arrested with three neutralized during a shoot-out

Troops of the Nigerian Army have captured 23 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and killed 3 of the insurgents in a firefight.

The gallant troops also recovered several AK 47 rifles and ammunition while a total of 143 captives made up of elderly men, women and children were rescued.

Col Aminu Iliyasu, deputy spokesperson for the Nigerian Army said the operations of the troops are yielding results.

Nigerian soldiers capture 23 ISWAP, Boko Haram terrorists, kill 3

Nigerian troops on the front-line continue to decimate terrorist elements in the northeast. Photo: Army HQ
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Part of the statement read: “The continuous choking and decimation of unrepentant remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province elements at the enclaves and hideouts across the Theatre by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole is evidently yielding the desired results.

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“This is evident in the frequency and number of the criminal terrorists succumbing to the unbearable battle pressure being unleashed on them by surrendering to the troops during the recent clearance operations conducted by the troops.”

The statement further noted that some of those arrested are currently undergoing profiling to ascertain their real identities.

Already, there is currently crisis in the camp of the terrorists s Ba’a Idirisa, son of late Muhammed Yusuf, founder of the sect, who is the leader of the group in Nigeria, has been killed.

Idirisa was reportedly killed alongside three other commanders in the terrorists' conclave on Sunday, February 9 for suggesting an idea was considered too soft for the insurgents.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate is seeking the re-establishment of a military base at the Sambisa forest borders as part of its suggestions to end insurgency in the northeast.

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The resolution was unanimously adopted following the debate on last weekend’s Boko Haram attack on Garkida a town in Adamawa state by Boko Haram terrorists.

In a related development, a photo of leaders of the Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN), the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria situated in Adamawa state has gone viral on the internet after the church was burnt by Boko Haram insurgents who attacked Garkida town in the state on Friday, February 21.

Social media users have been sharing a photo of the church leaders holding a service inside the building days after the attack with many hailing the church leaders for their uncommon courage and not allowing the terrorists to defeat their faith in God.

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