Abuja - A joint clearance operation by Cameroon
and Nigeria forces along the border of the two countries has rescued more than
1 200 people held hostage by the Boko Haram.
More than 20 alleged Boko Haram terrorists have been killed
during the exercise.
Three Boko Haram commanders were killed.
The operation cleared Nbaga, Bula, Dabube, Ybiri, Greya and
Suduwa towns as well as other adjoining settlements.
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Acting Director Army Public Relations, Co. Sani Kukasheka
Usman, said the unprecedented clearance operation swept through over ten
suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts.
He said the apprehended terrorists commanders include Lawal
Abba, Mallam Hisna and Mallam Gana in Shatte, Bulla Jaja and Bula Burra towns.
“The troops also rescued 1 275 persons held hostage by the
terrorists,” added Usman.
The152 Taskforce Battalion is screening and administering
the rescued people pending onward movement to Internally Displaced Persons
“It is gratifying to note that the operation was a huge
success as there was no casualty or
injury on the troops,” said Usman.
- CAJ News