Tuesday 3 May 2016

Nigerian troops kill 3 Boko Haram terrorists; ...capture 9

Nigerian military
Troops deployed in the ongoing operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East have captured nine members of the Boko Haram sect who were hiding in foxholes in Borno State.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Monday that the troops of the 22 Brigade Garrison, captured the insurgents during an operation at terrorists hideouts of Cinga, Mallum Maja, Bosuma and Murye villages.

Usman, who said that three of the insurgents were also killed by the troops, added that the insurgents were terrorising innocent villagers with dangerous weapons before the operation.

According to him, the troops recovered ‘nine dane guns, three machetes, one bow with arrows, six motorcycles used by the Boko Haram terrorists to ferry beef to their hideouts, one tricycle, four Tiger generators and one solar panel’ from the insurgents.
He said, “In compliance with the military high command’s directive which is to ensure that all villages and towns are cleared of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 22 Brigade Garrison in Operation Lafiya Dole, on Sunday May 1, 2016 cleared four villages of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in the area.
“The terrorists hibernating in Cinga, Mallum Maja, Bosuma and Murye villages, were armed with dangerous weapons and have been terrorising the communities. During the operations three Boko Haram terrorists were killed while nine of them who tried to hide in foxholes and dugouts were identified and captured alive.”
Usman stated also that the troops also released 400 persons held hostage by the insurgents.

He added that the troops recovered 300 cattle rustled by the Boko Haram and handed them over to their rightful owners.

Credit: Punch

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