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Army grills captured Boko Haram terror kingpin

03 August 2015, 17:15

Borno - The Army is interrogating an alleged Boko Haram Commander captured during anti-terror operations in the Borno State.

It was reported late Sunday that sequel to the ongoing operations to clear Boko Haram terrorists in its area of operations, the troops of 21 Brigade in conjunction with elements of 151 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division, Nigerian Army had-e conducted offensive operations along Aulari in Bama axis.

The troops successfully cleared terrorists' camp in Fadan, Shuwarin, Wulari, Ngoro Dauye, Jidori, Alikashiri, Kalzamari-Shuwa and Kalzamari-Kanuri amongst others.

During the offensive operations, 178 people held captives by the terrorists were rescued they include 101 children, 67 women and 10 men respectively.

Also read:Review of soldiers condemned in Boko Haram war

In addition, three Boko Haram flags were recovered while five motor cycles were burnt by the troops.

“In addition, one  Boko Haram terrorists Commander was captured alive and is presently undergoing investigation,” said Col Tukur Gusau, Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, 7 Division Nigerian Army, said.

Gusau said the troops’ morale remained high as they were determined to consolidate on the success achieved so far under Operation Lafiya Dole, a newly-established drive to thwart the terror the Islamic militant Boko Haram sect poses.

- CAJ News


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