Boko Haram: Soldiers Kill 25 Terrorists’, Rescue 829 Hostages.
The Nigerian Army said Thursday that its troops prosecuting the war on terror, killed 25 Boko Haram terrorists, and rescued 829 captives mostly women, children and the elderly people who had been in captivity for months after several clearance operations at Kala Balge LGA and Kusunmu villages.
During the operations, the army backed by airforce reconnaissance aircraft, destroyed the terrorists training camp, factory, locally made weapons and warehouse
Giving further details of the confrontation in a statement signed by Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, the Army said “In furtherance of efforts to make the North East safe and secure from the nefarious and criminal activities of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists, troops of newly inducted 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade, in conjunction with Army Headquarters Strike Group (AHQ SG) and the Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF), carried out a spectacular clearance operation on Tuesday, 22nd March 2016.
“The gallant troops cleared the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists hibernating in Kala Balge general area.
“The troops apart from killing 22 terrorists cleared pockets of the terrorists in Wumbi, Tunish, Tilem and Malawaji. Others are Makaudari, Daima, Buduli, Sadigumo, Jiwe, Sidigeri and Kala villages.
“The troops also rescued 309 persons held captives by the terrorists.
“They also discovered and destroyed the terrorists training camp, factory, locally made weapons and warehouse at Tilem and then secured Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area.
“In a related development, troops of 3 Battalion with the support of Civilian JTF also conducted a fighting patrol at Kusumma village in which they killed 3 Boko Haram terrorists and captured one alive.
“They also rescued 520 persons held hostage by the terrorists and recovered 1 motorcycle, weapons and axes.
“The troops, basking in the unprecedented achievement, are also making efforts to clear remnants of the terrorists in the surrounding areas.”
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