Troops Rescue 178 From Boko Haram Captivity, Capture Commander Alive

troopsThe troops of 21 Brigade in conjunction with elements of 151 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, have rescued 178 people comprising 101 children, 67 women and 10 men, held captive by Boko Haram insurgents.

Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Col Tukur Usman, said this in a statement yesterday.

He said “The troops of 21 Brigade in conjunction with elements of 151 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division, Nigerian Army have conducted offensive operations along Aulari in Bama axis. The troops successfully cleared terrorists’ camp in Fadan, Shuwarin, Wulari, Ngoro Dauye, Jidori, Alikashiri, Kalzamari-Shuwa and Kalzamari-Kanuri amongst others.

“Also, three Boko Haram flags were recovered while five motor cycles were burnt by the troops. In addition, one Boko Haram Terrorists Commander was captured alive and is presently undergoing investigation”.

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