Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Nigerian Army have rescued more women and Children from the clutches of death in Malam Fatori Community in Abadam LGA of Borno State.
The victims were allegedly taken hostage by suspected Boko Haram insurgents operating in the hot-bed of north Eastern part of Nigeria.
Media Coordinator of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, revealed this in a press statement which was made available to TheNewspad on Monday morning.
He said suspected Boko Haram member was killed by the the combined troops of 68/94 Battalions by the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE that were deployed to the area.
During the aggressive fighting patrol and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission, according to Iliyasu, said the troops successfully uncovered the enclave and proceeded to engage it with devastating volumes of fire.
He said, “without any attempt to return fire, the cowardly criminals scampered into the nearly bushes in complete disarray” while a cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from the hoodlums who were given a hot chase.
“Subsequently, the troops immediately embarked on an exploitation of this success by pursuing them along their withdrawal route.
“During the said exploitation, troops discovered the body of one Boko Haram terrorist and further observed several trails of blood along the said route. Additionally, 2 AK 47 Rifles, 2 AK 47 Rifle magazines loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition each, 3 unexploded Mortar bombs for making of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were captured from the insurgents.
“Other items equally captured include, one bundle of IED cable, one IED battery, one camel bag, 3 motorcycles, 3 sets of overall cloths, bedding materials, cooking utensils, food items, motorcycle spare parts, 122 cylinder tubes and various mechanical tools.
It could be recalled that, in a related development that occurred on 3 December 2019, the criminal Boko Haram elements suffered a similar defeat in the hands of the troops of 144 Battalion deployed at Limankara in Gwoza LGA of Borno State during a failed attempt to infiltrate the troops’ location”.
According to him, ” the exploitation exercise that followed the brief fire fight with the marauding criminals, the troops discovered burnt body parts of 3 Boko Haram criminals hit by a Rocket Propelled Grenade bomb explosion as well as some broken AK 47 Rifle parts and traces of blood along the criminals’ withdrawal route.
“Furthermore, on 3 December 2019, troops of 101 Task Force Battalion deployed at Cross Kauwa in Kukawa LGA of Borno State made contact with some marauding Boko Haram criminals while conducting Clearance Operations along Cross Kauwa – Monguno Road.
“In another successful ambush operation conducted by the troops of 21 Special Armoured Brigade on 4 December 2019, at Darel Jamel, Bama LGA of Borno State, the troops neutralised one Boko Haram terrorist while several others escaped with gunshot wounds.
“Same troops also conducted a robust clearance operation same day and cleared Boko Haram criminals’ hideouts at Mantari, Malam Masari and Gabchari Villages in Bama LGA of Borno State”, he said.
He also said that troops neutralised one Boko Haram criminal and destroyed all discovered terrorists’ enclaves within the area by troops who also rescued 31 persons comprising 14 women and 17 children from the insurgents.
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