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Troops rescue 31 from Sambisa Forest

15 December 2015, 07:54Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Troops have rescued some 31 people held captive by the Boko Haram terrorists in the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.

The rescue followed troops operating in Bama axis on a fighting patrol today cleared Boko Haram terrorists out of Aulari general area within the stronghold of the insurgents.

The troops cleared all the 4 camps located within the area that includes Faldan, Kidiziromari, Kuroshini, Kurumari and Ngulda. One Boko Haram terrorist was killed while trying to escape.

Also Read: Nigeria planning return of Boko Haram displaced

The troops discovered stockpile of farm produce in metal drums, sacks and underground storage facilities. Other items recovered included several bicycles and motorcycles.

Some of the farmlands yet to be harvested were also set ablaze by the terrorists.

A wooden rifle used for training and practice by the terrorists was also retrieved.

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, confirmed the developments on Tuesday.

- CAJ News


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