Boko Haram: Army Arrests Commander, Rescues 178

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Resuced Boko Haram captives in Bama

Sequel to the ongoing operations to clear Boko Haram Terrorists in its area of operations, the troops of 21 Brigade in conjunction with elements of 151 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division, Nigerian Army have conducted offensive operations along Aulari in Bama axis.

According to Col. Tukur Gusau, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, the troops successfully cleared terrorists’ camp in Fadan, Shuwarin, Wulari, Ngoro Dauye, Jidori, Alikashiri, Kalzamari-Shuwa and Kalzamari-Kanuri amongst others.

Resuced Boko Haram captives in Bama
Resuced Boko Haram captives in Bama

During the offensive operations, 178 people held captives by the terrorists were rescued they include 101 children, 67 women and 10 men respectively.

He added that three Boko Haram flags were recovered while five (5) motor cycles were burnt by the troops. In addition, one (1) Boko Haram Terrorists Commander was captured alive and is presently undergoing investigation.

Gusau added that troops morale remains high as they are determined to consolidate on the success achieved so far under Operation Lafiya Dole.

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