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275 rescued from Boko Haram camp

04 April 2016, 18:27

Borno - Troops have rescued 275 people held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.

The rescue follows operations that claimed the lives of 30 insurgents in the region.

Soldiers of the 152 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with troops of Sector 1 of Multinational Joint Task Force carried out the operations in a number of villages in the restive state.

The Boko Haram hideouts targeted on Sunday include Madawaya, Jere, Kardile, Koujili, Ngenere and Maksamari, as well as Douse, Bembem, Zombulum and Taraji villages.

Some 15 alleged terrorists were killed.

“The gallant soldiers also rescued 275 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists,” said Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations.

Also read: Boko Haram: Abubaka Shekau's deputy nabbed in Kogi

One of the rescued persons gave birth to baby boy shortly after their liberation.

“Both mother and the child are doing fine,” said Usman.

Meanwhile, troops recovered several vehicles and destroyed the Boko Haram terrorists’ IED making factory at Bula Umara and killed 15 terrorists in the same area.

In addition, the troops recovered an AK-47 rifle, 4 fully loaded magazines with 7.62mm ammunitions, power generating sets, welding machines, assorted batteries and solar panels.

Other items recovered include drums of beans and other grain.

“The troops have continued with their clearance operations to other suspected hideouts of the Boko Haram terrorists in their areas of operations,” said Usman.

- CAJ News


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