Troops Rescue 14 Boko Haram Hostages, Recover Weapons

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In continuation of the ongoing mop up operations on the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents in Northeast, troops of the 155 Task Force Battalion have rescued 14 persons and recovered weapons from the sect, the Nigerian Army headquarters said on Sunday.

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Some hostages rescued by Troops from Boko Haram captivities
Some hostages rescued by Troops from Boko Haram captivities

This disclosure was conveyed in a statement by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman.

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According to the spokesperson for the Army, the soldiers, who were on patrol to Nimila Village in Borno State when they carried out the rescue operation, also recovered equipment ranging from Dane guns to motorcycles.

The victims are mostly women and children, the Army said.

“In continuation of the ongoing clearance operations of suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts, troops of 155 Task Force Battalion conducted a patrol to Nimila village today during which they rescued 14 persons from the clutches of Boko Haram terrorists and recovered weapons. The rescued persons were mostly women and children.

“The troops also recovered 3 Dane Guns; a single barrel and 2 double barrels. They further recovered 3 motor cycles abandoned by the terrorists, in addition to 2 mobile telephone handsets,” Usman said.



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