The Nigerian Army has on Monday announced that its troops deployed to Dalore in Borno State have slaughtered 19 Boko Haram terrorists, including a kingpin of the group.
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The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement that 67 hostages were freed during the clearing operation while arms and ammunition were recovered.
The statement read: “Elements of 22 Brigade Garrison carried out clearing operation at Dalore camp on Sunday in which they killed 19 Boko Haram terrorists among whom was Ameer of Dalore.
“The troops also captured 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 Small Machine Gun and 1 Hand Grenade and recovered 4 pickup vehicles.
“The troops also rescued 67 hostages from the terrorists. The freed hostages are undergoing screening at Internally Displaced Persons in Dikwa.
“Unfortunately, during the operation the troops Mine Resistant Anti-Personnel (MRAP) vehicle ran into an Improvised Explosive Device and had a damaged tyre.”
Bear in mind, the Nigerian military, in recent times, has increasingly dealt crushing blows against remnants of the ferocious death cult – notoriously famous for its brutal slaughter of thousands – and their strongholds as it has also rescued thousands living under their bondage.