Abuja - Troops have rescued more than 300
civilians in an operation that has led to the killing of five suspected members
of the Boko Haram in Borno State.
Several other suspected insurgents of the terror group
have been arrested.
Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani
Kukasheka Usman, said patrol teams of 254 Task Force Battalion carried out a
clearance operation at Kubwa village and arrested two suspected Boko Haram
terrorists hiding among the community.
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Meanwhile, in their efforts, troops of 7 Division
Garrison, 112 Battalion, Army Headquarters Support Group and elements of Armed
Forces Special Forces in Mafa and Dikwa Local Governments Areas, killed five
The troops also rescued 350 people held hostages by the
terrorists. Among those rescued were five girls abducted from Cameroon.
Usman said army leaders commended troops for the
successful joint clearance operations at Kirawa and Ngoshe, conducted with
- CAJ News