Troops Kill 12 Terrorists, Rescue 241 Persons In Captivity

30 May 2020 National News News

The Armed Forces says troops of Operation Lafiya Dole killed 12 Boko Haram Terrorists and rescued 241 persons in captivity of the terrorists comprising 105 Women and 136 Children.

This is contained in a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche in Abuja.

The statement explains that the feat was achieved by the troops of Army Super Camp 11 Gambouru under Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE while on a clearance Operation at Mudu Town in Borno state.

According to the statement, Items recovered include: 4 BHT flags, 1 motorcycle, 2 bicycles, 1 amplifier and 2 sewing machines.

It states that the rescued persons have been safely evacuated from the village and are currently under medical observation, while the village has been cleared and there was no loss of life or equipment from the troops.

In the same vein, troops of 151 Battalion successfully killed several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) including several suicide bombers, while numerous others fled with gun shot wounds.

According to the statement the gallant troops succesfully engaged the criminal Boko Haram elements who were mounted on 10 Gun Trucks and attempted to simultaneously attack the troops’ locations at Banki Junction and Firgi in Bama LGA of Borno State under the cover of darkness.

The statement notes that the courageous troops however overpowered the terrorists with superior firepower and captured 1 Cobra Armoured Personnel Carrier, one Dushka Anti-Aircraft Gun, 1 AK 47 Rifle and 1 FN Rifle.

Other items captured by the gallant troops include 3 Hand Grenades, 2 AK 47 Rifle magazines, one FN Rifle magazine, 78 rounds of 12.7mm Anti-Aircraft ammunition, 25 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and 25 rounds of fabricated 7.62mm ammunition from the criminals.

Relatedly, a prominent Boko Haram fighter, Malam Adamu Yahaya AKA Saad Karami, who led the last attack on troops in Baga town and equally participated in attacks on Metele, Mairari, Bindiram, Kangarwa and Shetimari (Niger Republic) voluntarily surrendered to troops of 242 Battalion in Monguno.

This according to the statement was as a result of the aggressive posture of the troops and artillery bombardments of terrorists’ suspected locations around the general area.

The statement adds that the Chief of Army Staff congratulates the gallant troops for their professionalism and good conduct and Equally the High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria commends the troops and encourages them to sustain the momentum of their operations towards eradicating the terrorists from the North East.

Ifeanyi Osita/Abuja


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