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Troops rescue 54 civilians, kill terrorists in Borno

30 March 2016, 16:29

Abuja - The Nigerian Army has rescued more than 50 people and killed four suspected Boko Haram terrorists during operations to rid the Northeast of the sect.

Troops of 114 Task Force Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade, in conjunction with some vigilantes in their area of operation, have carried out the clearance operation of reported remnants of Boko Haram terrorists along Bita-Madube Ciki-Njubul axis in Borno State.

“The troops also rescued 54 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists. The released hostages are being screened while the wounded soldiers have since been evacuated for proper medical care,” said Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations.

Also read: Army captures Alagarno, Boko Haram 'spiritual power base'

During the advance, two soldiers stepped on a buried Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that seriously injured one of the soldiers.

Nevertheless, the troops continued the advance and had contact with the terrorists  and cleared them out of Madube Cikin, destroying two vehicles and two motorcycles belonging to the terrorists.

The troops also recovered two cylinders, an AK-47 rifle, three boxes of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, two bicycles and bags of grain.

Breakthroughs by the Army has raised hopes hundreds of kidnapped civilians, including the over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Chibok in 2014, would eventually be rescued.

- CAJ News


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