Nigerian troops arrest six terrorists, rescue 275 people
Nigerian troops of 22 Brigade Garrison, Army Headquarters Strike Group (AHQ SG) on Sunday arrested six suspected Boko Haram terrorists and recovered improvised explosive devices (IED) devices.
“The patrol team captured 3 Boko Haram terrorists at Kadawu and recovered 4 motorcycles, 3 bicycles, 1 solar panel and 2 liquid herbicides,” Defence spokesman Brigadier-General Rabe Abubakar said in a statement. “At Garna, the troops also captured 3 and recovered 7 locally made guns from them.”
The soldiers also rescued 275 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists, Abubakar said.
One of the rescued persons gave birth to a baby boy shortly after their liberation. Both mother and the child are doing fine, according to the DHQ spokesman.
Abubakar also said troops of 152 Task Force Battalion alongside troops of Sector 1 of Multinational Joint Task Force yesterday, cleared suspected hideouts and bomb-making factory of Boko Haram terrorists around Madawaya while 15 terrorists were killed in the process.
Suspected terrorist camps in Jere, Kardile, Koujili, Ngenere and Maksamari, as well as Douse, Bembem, Zombulum and Taraji villages, were also cleared.
“They also discovered and destroyed the Boko Haram terrorists’ IED making factory at Bula Umara and killed 15 terrorists in the same area. In addition, the troops recovered an AK-47 rifle, 4 fully loaded magazines with 7.62mm ammunition, 2 power generating sets, welding machines, assorted batteries and solar panels.
“Other items recovered include drums of beans and other grains as well as Bandolier.”
Abubakar said the troops recovered several vehicles and motorcycles.