Troops Kill 5 Boko Haram Fighters In Alagarno, Rescue 63 Hostages

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The Nigerian military has continued to achieve huge success in the ongoing offensive clearance operations against the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, as troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion of 25 Task Force Brigade, 7 Division Nigerian Army, have dismantled the spiritual power base of the vicious death cult in Alagarno forest, Borno State.

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Some Boko Haram hostages rescued by the gallant soldiers of the Nigerian Army
Some Boko Haram hostages rescued by gallant soldiers of the Nigerian Army

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It was gathered that during the operation, the gallant soldiers killed 5 Boko Haram terrorists and also rescued 63 persons held captives by the terrorists.

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According to the military’s spokesperson Col Sani Usman, in a statement, from the Army headquarters, the five fighters were killed in their hideouts in the villages of Lawin Meleri, Matiri Bulaka and Aljeri.

He said: “The troops based on tip off, conducted a clearance operation around Alagarno forest general area, destroying terrorists camps at Mosa, Ariwuzumari and Kagalmari, as well as Missene, Joba, Yajiwa and Sansan.

“During the operations, the troops were able to clear all the camps, killing quite a number of terrorists and recovered Boko Haram terrorists flags hoisted on some premises, destroyed their logistics base and recovered 31 motorcycles, assorted foodstuffs, a donkey and a pick up van, AK-45 rifle with registration number 17714 and a Dane gun.

“Other items recovered include 2 boxes of 7.62mm ammunition, 4 loaded magazines of AK-47 rifles and 2 magazines pack.”

It was learnt that the soldiers also destroyed Boko Haram camps in the Alagarno forest in Borno State, near the Sambisa forest.



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