Breaking: Army Releases Photos as Insurgents, Wives, Kids Surrender to Troops in Borno

Breaking: Army Releases Photos as Insurgents, Wives, Kids Surrender to Troops in Borno

  • Nigerian Army has taken custody of surrendered Boko Haram fighters in the Bama LGA of Borno state
  • The persons comprised children, wives and insurgents who submitted themselves to troops in the state after successful operations
  • The NA's spokesman, Major-General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the women have been documented

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Bama, Borno - The leadership of the Nigerian Army has announced a great success recorded by troops of 202 Battalion in the Bama local government area of Borno state.

Major-General Onyema Nwachukwu, the NA's spokesman who revealed this on Saturday, July 31 on the force's official Facebook page said the soldiers took custody of Insurgents and their families, comprising 10 adult females and 22 children.

Onyema added that in another development, troops of Forward Operational Base (FOB) the same LGA arrested 20 Boko Haram fighters and their families insurgents comprising 15 adult females and 26 children.

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Children and wives of surrendered Boko Haram fighters
The NA said the kids and adult females have been documented (Photo: HQ Nigerian Army)
Source: Facebook

He explained that the feat followed clearance operations by troops in the entire locality, Daily Nigerian reports.

Onyema noted that the children have been vaccinated with polio vaccines, while the adult and female suspects have been documented and are currently undergoing preliminary investigations.

Boko Haram insurgents killed as military Destroys 6 gun trucks in Borno

Meanwhile, troops of the Nigerian military reportedly killed scores of Boko Haram terrorists and destroyed six gun trucks on Wednesday afternoon, June 2.

The insurgents were neutralised after heavy gunfire with Nigerian troops in Damboa town in Borno state.

The online news media also cited an anonymous source as saying that some of the Boko Haram insurgents also fled with gunshot injuries.

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It was gathered that the terrorists had invaded Damboa in a convoy of 11 gun trucks and one Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC).

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However, their attempt to attack a military formation and civilian population after infiltrating the town was thwarted by the gallant military forces.

The gunmen were suspected to be members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP). The deadly group stormed the remote town of Damboa at about 10.30am on Wednesday with dozens of gun trucks.


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