Nigerian troops clear terrorists from seven more villages

Hajia Sani

Items recovered include bags of grains, their flags and uniforms and weapons.

Nigerian troops from the 28 Task Force Brigade have successfully cleared enclaves of boko haram terrorists along Galtha Baba, Galtha Musa, Bulakurma, Shatimari, Chukruk, Bulangaje, and Disa villages of Borno state.

The rescued hostages
Some rescued hostages

“During the operation, 1 Boko Haram terrorist was captured alive and 3 motorcycles, bags of grains, their flags and uniforms were recovered. Other items include suicide bomber’s hijab, mobile phone and 1 Dane gun, as well as foodstuffs and cooking utensils,” an army statement said.

The troops also rescued 15 people that were held hostage by the terrorists in the area.

“Unfortunately, two armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) entered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). However, the formation did not sustain any human casualty, ” it added.

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IED damage to the personnel carrier

The captured terrorist is being interrogated and the authorities say he will be taken to the relevant agency for prosecution.