Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 21 suspects, rescue 1,623 captives – Official

Nigerian Army
Nigerian Army

Troops on clearance operations on Monday at Jarawa village in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno, rescued 1,623 captives held by remnants of Boko Haram terrorists after they neutralised 21 terrorists in a battle, an official said.

According to a statement issued by the army spokesperson, Sani Usman, the troops also recovered 3 AK-47 Rifles with registration numbers 565222414, 563729686 and UF 3646, a 36 hand grenade, 12 cutlasses and four motorcycles.

“The rescued persons have been escorted to Rann Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp, while all the children were vaccinated,” Mr. Usman, a brigadier general said.

He said the troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade also cleared terrorists from Deima, Artano, Saduguma, Duve, Bardo, Kala, Bok, Msherde and Ahirde settlements, based on tip off.

“One significant aspect of this operation is that the unit noted for its experience in battle, resilience and bravery did not record any casualty,” the army spokesman said.



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  • amazing2012

    May god continue to help you, our brave solders we are praying for you day and night !

    • Danladee

      Amin summa amin. We shall overcome this one very soon, then tackle on corruption headlong.

    • Yego V

      Whereas concerned citizens like you are genuinely praying, hypocrites like Liar Mohamed will soon open his mouth to take credit, exaggerate information and spew rubbish that boko haram have been obliterated.

    • Otile

      Pray that Allahu may give them the courage to say the truth.

  • Tunde Kollington

    Kudos to our brave soldiers. Nigerians are proud of you.

    • Otile

      Make sure you are not just proud of their deceiving propaganda.

      • Tunde Kollington

        When I need your advice I’ll let you know.

        • Otile

          You are enjoying life in America, you don’t know what life in Nigeria is all about or what advice to seek. Learn from those of us who know.

  • Otile

    When did this battle take place? Lair Mohammed must start to tell Nigerians the truth about what is happening at the war front. Last week thousands of refugees left Cameroon for their homeland in Nigeria, and now Col Usman is claiming them as liberated war captives from a recent battle in Nigerian soil. Folks, nothing can be further from the truth; if Col Usman was an imam he would be a deceiving imam.