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Joint operations rescue 150, slay terrorists

25 February 2016, 08:30Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Some 150 civilians have been rescued and more than 20 suspected Boko Haram members killed during ongoing operations to rid the Borno State of terrorists.

These breakthroughs were reached during joint operations between local troops and Cameroonian forces.

The latest operations were carried out in the Talala and Banki-Kumshe axis.

Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the joint operation was successful as the terrorists weapons and equipment either destroyed or captured.

The joint operation between elements of 7 Division and the Cameroonian forces along Banki-Kumshe axis, led to the killing of 20 Boko Haram terrorists and destruction of weapons.

Also Read:Troops kill 20 Boko Haram insurgents

Three soldiers sustained injuries and a vehicle was damaged as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

"Most of the terrorists ran in disarray towards Fatake where troops on blocking position cleared them,” Usman added.

He said the operation along Talala axis was progressing very well despite an IED in which wounded a soldier and damaged vehicle.

Usman also revealed that the Nigerian Air Force had been assisting with interdiction and surveillance.

He disclosed that troops at Kodo rescued 150 persons who were mainly children.

A house with Boko Haram terrorists’ flag at Fatake caught fire, killing  three Boko Haram terrorists.

- CAJ News


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