Troops rescue 54 kidnap victims from Boko Haram in Borno




#TrackNigeria- Troops of 22 Brigade, Operation Lafiya Dole in collaboration with local vigilantes have rescued

54 suspected kidnapped victims held by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.

According to a statement by acting Director,Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa said this rescue  occurred as continued moving into the hinterland on clearance operation to destroy Boko Haram terrorists.

Colonel Musa said, consequently, on the 11th of May 2019, troops effectively cleared Ma’allasuwa and Yaga – Munye villages in Borno State.

The statement added that there was no encounter with “Boko Haram terrorists as they ran away before troops’ arrival leaving behind 54 suspected kidnapped victims. Out of the number, 29 are grown up women and 25 are children of various ages and sex. They have all been rescued.

In a related development, the Army spokesman said, at Zari – Kasake and Jumachere villages in Damasak general area of Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State, troops of 145 Battalion Operation Lafiya Dole on clearance operation discovered and destroyed two Boko Haram terrorists’ logistics vehicles. Deserted BHTs makeshift accommodation was also destroyed.

Colonel Musa said Nigerian Army will remain resolute in ending terrorism and other forms of insecurities across the country, and reiterate its appeal to the public to continue to provide useful information about suspicious movement of terrorists/criminals wherever they are seen hibernating in Nigeria

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