Nigerian Troops Destroy Boko Haram Market, Rescue 195 Captives

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The Nigerian troops of 7 Division Garrison comprising 112 Battalion and Armed Forces Special Forces on Wednesday carried out a joint clearance patrol on suspected Boko Haram terrorists locations at Kwaptara, Mijigete, Garin Boka, Mosole, Ngubdori, Ma’asa, Dukje and Gulumba in Dikwa and Bama Local Government Areas of Borno State, the army said in a statement on Thursday.

“The troops discovered Boko Haram terrorists camp, patent medicine outfit and major market at Gulumba. Quite a number of Boko Haram terrorists were killed and several items were recovered. This includes 2 logistic trucks, 180 motorcycles, 750 bicycles and various perishable and non-perishable items such as a 100 KVA Mikano generator and grinding machine.

“In addition, they also rescued 195 persons held hostage, recovered 300 cows, 200 sheep and 130 goats rustled by the insurgents. The troops also recovered military items such as camouflage uniforms as well as rifle magazines and grenades.

“The unprecedented feat was achieved through the renewed cooperation and support of the public who provide timely information to the troops,” said Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director Army Public Relations.

 

 

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