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Troops rescue 338, kill 30 terrorists at Sambisa

28 October 2015, 11:06Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Troops of the 28 Task Force Brigade: Nigerian Army have rescued more than 300 people in an operation that has left 30 Boko Haram terrorists dead in the fringes of the Sambisa Forest.

The troops deployed at Bitta and Pridang carried out the successful raid on suspected Boko Haram terrorists' camps at Bulajilin and Manawashe villages along Bita and Damboa road.

The rescued persons which comprised of 8 men, 138 women and 192 children, have since been evacuated to Mubi.

Troops also recovered arms and ammunitions during the raid operation which include a General Purpose Machine Gun and two Dane Guns, 150 
rounds of 7.62mm (NATO), six boxes of 7.62mm (NATO) and three cutlasses.

Also read: Be more proactive in fight against Boko Haram - AIG

In a related development, troops based on a tip off, ambushed and killed four suspected Boko Haram terrorists on a suicide bombing mission to Gubula, Madagali Local Government Area, Adamawa State.

Apart from tw AK-47 rifles recovered, the troops also recovered some Unexploded Ordinances (UXOs), mortar bombs and cash sum of N153 385 was 

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said it was worthy to note that the raid operation on the Boko Haram 
terrorists enclave coincided with the Chief of Army Staff's operational visit to the Brigade Headquarters in Mubi.

"The successful clearance operations and ambushing of the terrorists has further degraded them and saved the lives of so many innocent 
victims of their suicide bombings," he added. 

- CAJ News


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