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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

BOKO HARAM: 455 Hostages Rescued as Troops Raid Terrorist Base

Troops of the 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Task Force Brigade of Opera­tion Lafiya Dole have destroyed a Boko Haram logistics base and rescued 455 persons held hostage by the sect in parts of Borno State.
The troops also recovered a Gun truck, one Canter vehicle and a pick-up van from the ter­rorists.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Army spokesman, Brig-Gen Sani Usman, said that the operation is part of the on­going efforts to clear remnants of the fleeing terrorists.

He said: “Troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Task Force Brigade, today carried out a ma­jor offensive against suspected hideouts of Boko Haram terror­ists at Artano, Saduguma, Duve, Bordo, Kala, Magan, Ahisari, Gilgil, Hiwa, and Sirawa settle­ments in Kala Balgi Local Gov­ernment Area of Borno State.
“The troops also encoun­tered Boko Haram terrorists at Shirawa who withdrew in disarray when they could not withstand the firepower of the troops and abandoned the new­ly constructed Logistics Base, two freshly prepared suicide bombing vests and maize grind­ing machine.
“The gallant soldiers pro­ceeded further to clear Bok, Misherde, Mika and Kutila also in Kala Balgi Local Government Area of Borno State where they liberated 433 persons held hos­tage by the terrorists.
Usman added that the res­cued persons have been moved to Rann Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDP).

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