- More victories have been recorded against Boko Haram terrorists in the northwest region
- The recent operations saw the Nigerian military foil kidnap and robbery attacks by Boko Haram
- A score of terrorists was successfully neutralised while sophisticated weapons were recovered
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The battle against insecurity recorded a breakthrough as troops of the Operation Lafia Dole foiled kidnap and armed robbery attempts by suspected marauding Boko Haram members in the northeast region.
The operations, which were carried out on Sunday, June 14, saw the troops of Army Super Camp 11 Gamboru in Ngala LGA of Borno clear Kusumu and Warshele villages, the terrorists’ logistics base.
According to a statement released by Major-General John Enenche, the coordinator of Defence Media Operations, on Wednesday, the joint efforts operation against the bandits and terrorists also saw 13 Boko Haram members neutralised.
Enenche said 21 locally made guns, 2 Dane guns, one sniper rifle, one 36 hand grenade, one improvised explosive device bomb and 2 Boko Haram flags were recovered.
"Other captured items include 5 cutlasses, one digger, one spear, 5 bicycles, 3 motorcycles, 5 carts, 2 loud hailers and one Lister generator. The troops equally rescued 32 captives comprising 16 women and 16 children," part of the release read.
Enenche also disclosed that two Boko Haram members were neutralised on Thursday, June 11, by the troops of Strong Response Area Pulka in Gwoza LGA of Borno state who laid an ambush for the criminals.
He further added that Boko Haram criminals dressed in foreign military camouflage uniform were neutralised while some were captured with 2 AK 47 guns, magazines, one rocket-propelled gun, one Rocket Propelled Grenade bomb, 5 extra magazines, 45 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, one Hand Grenade, one Honda motorcycle, one cell phone and First Aid kits.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Army has reacted to the renewed attacks carried out by Boko Haram insurgents and unknown bandits in the northwestern and northeastern parts of the country.
The army expressed deep sadness over the most recent attack that claimed the lives of innocent women and children in Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area.
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