Borno - More than 3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are said to be stranded without food, water and shelter after the Nigerian Army recaptured their communities from Boko Haram.
Troops of newly-inducted 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade, in conjunction with Army Headquarters Strike Group (AHQ SG) and the Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF), carried out a clearance operation of Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge, a border community with Cameroun Republic and about 200 km drive from Maiduguri, the state capital.
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The troops cleared the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists hibernating in Kala Balge general area.
The troops apart from killing 22 terrorists cleared pockets of the terrorists in Wumbi, Tunish, Tilem and Malawaji. Others are Makaudari, Daima, Buduli, Sadigumo, Jiwe, Sidigeri and Kala villages.
Commissioner for Local Government and Emirate Affairs, Usman Zannah promised that Government is taking immediate measures to address the myriads of problems being faced by the trapped innocent civilians in Kala Balge.
- News 24