Abuja - The Nigerian Army unit at Furkati
village, Geidam Local Government Area, has rescued 210 persons in an operation
that saw five suspected Boko Haram terrorists killed.
The rescued, comprising of mostly elderly men, women and
children have been safely evacuated to an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)
The rescued persons said that they were brought there by
the terrorists from various villages.
In a related development, troops responded to a tip off
on Boko Haram terrorists’ besiege on Ejilije, Bulagaije-lari, Bulagaije-Adamde
and Ajiri villages and holding the inhabitants captives.
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The terrorists fled the areas before the arrival of the
soldiers. An unspecified number of victims were rescued.
The troops also recovered a machine gun barrel, four
loaded magazines of G3 rifles, 4 Dane guns and some quantities of 7.62mm
ammunitions, as well as empty canisters of mortar bombs and a bandoleer.
“The gallant soldiers have continued their
advance, raids and patrols to further deny the Boko Haram terrorists freedom of
action,” said Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director of Army Public
- CAJ News