Ten Boko Haram members were killed by
troops of the Nigeria Army in a major
operation in the border areas of Borno State
during which two of the insurgents were
captured alive, a military statement said.
A woman, who was held captive alongside
her suckling baby, was rescued in the raided
camp located in Gamboru Ngala Local
Government area of Borno State.
Spokesman for the Nigeria Army, Sani
Kukasheka Usman, said the soldiers of the 3
Battalion, 22 Task Force Brigade, embarked
on the operation after receiving intelligence
about the insurgents’ location on Friday.
Mr. Usman, who is the Acting Director Army
Public Relations, said “the troops were able
to kill 10 Boko Haram terrorists, captured 2
alive and rescued a woman with her baby thatwere held hostages by the terrorists”.
Part of Colonel Usman’s speech reads that,
“The troops also recovered several
equipment, arms and ammunition that include 6 AK-47 rifle magazines, 56 rounds of 7.62m (Special) rounds of ammunitions, 1 bundle of detonating cord, a Manual on how to prepare Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) 2 rifle magazine pouches, a Techno IPad, a Nokia mobile telephone handset and 1 Gionee mobile telephone handset.
“Others include 1 Digital Multimetre, 6 SIM
cards, 3 Memory cards and 1 Airtel Modem
containing memory card also. The troops also
recovered a wristwatch, 2 Islamic books, an
empty bag and 2 Motorcycles.”
He said the captured terrorists are
“undergoing preliminary interrogation, while
rescued woman and her child are receiving
necessary attention pending onward
movement to Internally Displaced Persons
In a similar encounter, the army spokesman
said “another element of the Battalion also
conducted another fighting patrol to Wumbi
village based on received information on the
presence of remnants of Boko Haram
terrorists in the area. The patrol team recovered 157 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO)
ammunition and 37 rounds of 7.62mm
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