Nigerian soldiers kill 14 terrorists, rescue 30 hostages – Army

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Soldiers
FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Soldiers

The Nigerian Army said its troops attached to Operation Lafiya Dole under the army’s 202 Battalion, 21 Brigade in conjunction with the Mobile Strike Team, MST, killed 14 terrorists and rescued 30 hostages on Saturday.

The operation ended with the rescue of the hostages from Boko Haram terrorist’s enclaves in Abusuriwa, Newchina, Bonzon, Usmanari, Goyayeri, Shitimari, Gashimari, Awaram amongst other villages in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday by the Director Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, it said the operation led to the capture of one suspected terrorist, while many fled.

“The troops whose continuous resolve in routing out the remnants of the suspected terrorists hibernating within the Brigade’s Area of Responsibility ensured that their superior fire power made the terrorists to flee in disarray leading to the capture of one suspected terrorist while 8 of the Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised.”

“In addition, the troops also rescued three men, 12 women as well as 15 children, among whom were an aged man and a woman held captive by the Boko Haram terrorists”, he said.

“The suspected terrorist has been handed over to the relevant authorities for further interrogation, while the rescued civilian captives are being attended to”, he added.

Mr. Usman, a brigadier general, said the troops were also able to recover four AK-47 rifles, three magazines, seven dane guns and machetes, amongst other items.

The statement also noted that in similar operation, troops of 152 Battalion of the Brigade ambushed some fleeing terrorists and killed five of them, while troops of 151 Battalion also deployed at the Forward Operations Base, Darel Jamel, killed a terrorist in an ambush.


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  • Rumournaire

    “In addition, the troops also rescued three men, 12 women as well as 15
    children, among whom were an aged man and a woman held captive by the
    Boko Haram terrorists”

    The military should stop using the terms “captives” and “hostages” to describe family members of the terrorists. These women and children were not hostages – they were wives and children of the terrorists!

    • Netanyahu

      Don’t mind them. They know what they are doing. The one claimed to have been sent to the authorities for interrogation will NEVER reveal anything, after which he will be released to go back to camp in sambissa forest, their fortress. Awusa/foolani are only deceiving themselves.

    • Otile

      Call as a spade a spade. Those people are captives and hostages. Can you say that the young ones among them are exchange students?

  • Netanyahu

    These people look like apes, black, ugly and always unkempt. Tufiakwa that I am sharing this contraption with these filthy animals that take bath once in seven months. Look at that one.