The army has arrested terrorists hiding in Cinga, Mallum Maja, Bosuma and Murye villages of Borno state, where they were terrorizing the communities.
During the operations, three boko haram terrorists were killed, while nine of them who tried hiding in foxholes and dug outs , were identified and captured alive.
“Items recovered from them include 9 Dane guns, 3 machetes, 1 bow with arrows, 6 motor cycles used by the Boko Haram terrorists to ferry slaughtered cow meats to Boko Haram terrorists hideouts were recovered and burnt.
Other items recovered include 1 tricycle, 4 x Tiger Generators and 1 solar panel. The troops also recovered 300 herds of cattle rustled by the Boko Haram terrorists from Fulani herdsmen and handed over to their rightful owners, “ an army statement said.
Also, 400 persons held hostage by the terrorists were rescued and set free.
Also, a successful pre-emptive strike to foil a planned attack on the military and innocent civilians around Wunbi in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, has been foiled.
“The pre-emptive attack was carried out after information was received about the devilish intention and location of the terrorists. While on a patrol to foil the attack troops encountered the terrorists at Tatakura village 20km South West of Wumbi. There was heavy exchange of fire at the end of which 9 Boko Haram terrorists were killed.”
Unfortunately, 6 of our troops sustained gunshot wounds and have been evacuated for treatment. They are all in stable condition and responding to treatment,” an army statement added.