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Troops rescue 19 women, 19 children along Nigeria-Niger border

02 November 2016, 07:29

Maiduguri - The troops of 8 Task Force Division have commenced an Operation codenamed Operation HARDKNOCK to clear pockets of Boko Haram terrorists, hiding in remote areas of the northern Borno State, along Nigeria-Niger borders.

The troops have already cleared pockets of the insurgents from their hideouts in Momo and Tunshe villages around Marte general area Borno state.

Also read: Troops rescue hundreds from Boko Haram bondage

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, in a statement, said soldiers had rescued 19 women and 19 children held hostages in Dumba village by the terrorists.

“During the rescue operation, the troops neutralized 6 Boko Haram insurgents while others fled with gunshot wounds leaving behind 22 motorcycles, flags and other items,” it noted.

- News 24

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