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Boko Haram: Troops Rescue ISWAP Captives In Borno



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Nigerian Army has revealed in a statement on Saturday that its troops have rescued captives of Boko Haram in Borno state.


Jameela News gathered from the statement made available to NAN, that the 121 Battalion deployed at Pulka in Gwoza area of Borno state, destroyed the hideouts of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) a section of the Boko Haram insurgents.

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According to the statement signed by the Media Coordinator of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Army took out the insurgents in Pulka and Zeledva Hills both in Gwoza LGA on January 8.

In the same statement, the terrorists were attacked at the Ungwan-Gara-Kwatara mountain through a combined effort of troops the;  192 Battalion deployed at Gwoza, Theatre Strike Force (TSF), Cameronian Defence Force, Civilian Joint Task Force and Local Hunters.

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The statement read in full: “More elements of the Boko Haram/Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) terror group, bandits and other criminal elements have either been neutralised or arrested at their hideouts across the country and more of their abductees have been freed.


“On January 7 for instance, troops of 121 Battalion deployed at Pulka in Gwoza LGA of Borno State while on ‘Operation RUFE KOFA’ cleared and destroyed Boko Haram criminals’ hideouts at Zeledva Hills along Pulka – Bokko – Ngoshe Road in the same LGA.

“On sighting the troops, the criminals fled the enclave in disarray, while the resilient troops went ahead to clear the hideout of any presence and activities of the insurgents.

“In the process, the troops rescued five abandoned captives including one septuagenarian, three women, and one minor.”

“In a similar operation conducted by troops of 21, Special Armoured Brigade deployed at Bama on January 9, mutilated body parts of a neutralized Boko Haram criminal from an earlier encounter and one AK 47 Rifle magazine were recovered from the scene.

“On January 8, troops of 112 Task Force Battalion deployed in Mafa Local Government Area, decimated some Boko Haram criminals and captured one AK 47 Rifle and a bandolier of 7.62mm NATO ammunition.”

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