62 Rescued, As Eight Boko Haram Terrorists Surrender
• As Military Continues Offensive
As the military continues its offensive for the final defeat of Boko Haram terrorists, the fight in the northeast is gaining successful momentum with most of the camps falling to the Federal might.
The advancing troops have captured the villages of Jerre and Dipchari and have destroyed the terrorists camps located in those areas just as eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists surrendered themselves to troops of 21 Brigade Nigerian Army.
In a statement, the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel ani Kukasheka Usman, disclosed that the advancing troops in the Bama axis rescued another 62 people fleeing from Bitti and Pulka.
He added that the troops are also combing all known enclaves of the terrorists within Bama, Banki and Pulka general area stressing that due to the offensive action of the military, another fleeing 22 women 15 men and 40 children arrived Bama yesterday.
The rescued persons looking haggard, dejected and obviously malnourished are being catered for by the troops pending the intervention of the National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA),” Colonel Usman stated.
He disclosed that the persons have been cooperating with the military saying that they have been giving useful information for the offensive operations.
Another fleeing person, Bulama Bukar whose right hand was amputated by the terrorists in Sambisa about a year ago based on allegation of stealing a bag of beans, was intercepted by the troops at Jebra bridge alongside his family,” Colonel Usman stated adding that the military Engineers are making tremendous progress in the repairs of the bridge linking Maiduguri and Gamboru Ngala that was blown by Boko Haram terrorists.