Troops Kill 37 Boko Haram Terrorist’s; rescue 20 hostages.
Nigerian troops pursuing the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the epicenter of the battle, on Saturday killed 37 of the terrorists in a massive clearance operation while also rescuing 20 hostages from the terrorist’s haven.
During the operation, two Nigerian soldiers sustained gunshot injuries but were evacuated for medical attention.
A statement detailing the operation and signed by Col Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations said, “Today, troops of 7 Division Garrison, 112 Battalion and Army Headquarters Strike Group, recorded tremendous success in a clearance operations against Boko Haram terrorist’s at Kotokuma, Dikwa Local Government Area.
“The troops cleared the terrorist’s camp which was equipped with medical facility, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) factory, fuel dump, mechanical workshop, generators and several water points.
“The gallant troops also destroyed 3 vehicles laden with IEDs meant for suicide bombings somewhere and killed 37 Boko Haram terrorists.
“The troops also recovered 12 vehicles, 27 motorcycles, 9 AK-47 rifles, 2 Fabrique Nationale rifles, fabricated rocket bomb and a Sniper rifle.
“Other items recovered include 4 Dane Guns, solar panels and other household items. In addition to that, they also rescued 20 persons held hostage by the terrorists.
“Unfortunately, 2 of our soldier’s sustained gunshot wounds. The wounded soldiers have been evacuated to 7 Division Hospital where they are receiving medical care.
“We wish to state here that buoyed with this unprecedented success, the troops morale is very high.
“We would like to assure the public that the troops would continue to do their best to clear all the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they may be to successfully bring to an end the menace of the terrorists.”
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