Nigerian Army Rescue 78 abducted women, children in Borno,5 terrorists killed during the operation

Saturday, March 23, 2024 
-The Nigerian Army Headquarters has said its troops of 7 Division, Maiduguri, Borno State, neutralised five terrorists and rescued 78 kidnapped women and children in six villages.

Disclosing this in a statement issued on Saturday, by the Director Army Public Relations Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Nigerian Army said its troops continued to pounce on the vestiges of the Islamic State of West African Province and their JAS counterpart in North East Nigeria. 

Nwachukwu explained that the troops successfully cleared six villages where terrorists hibernated with their hostages, during what he described as an aggressive clearance patrol conducted on Friday, by a combat team (CT)  of the division"During the operation, the CT came in contact with the terrorists and fiercely engaged them in a gun battle, eliminating 5 of the terrorists. The valiant troops also rescued 78 persons, comprising 35 women and 43 children held hostage by the terrorists.

"The enclaves and villages cleared by the CT include Ngurusoye, Sabon Gari, Mairamri 1 and 2, Bula Dalo, and Bula Dalo extension. 

"Other areas also cleared are Yamanci and Gargaji general areas. Items recovered are one terrorists' flag, a mobile phone belonging to the terrorists. The rescued victims are in custody for preliminary investigation and profiling. 

"The troops have continued to maintain momentum in the ongoing Operations Desert Sanity III to rid the North East of terrorists and insurgents." 

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