The Nigerian Army has announced a successful operation in Borno State in which it killed Boko Haram terrorists and rescued 9 children held by the Islamist fighters in their hideout in Kala Balge Local Government Area of the northeastern state.
In an e-mailed statement to The Trent, Sani Usman, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army said that Nigerian troops ‘neutralized notorious Boko Haram terrorists’ and the operation was backed up with credible intelligence.
“Following credible and confirmed information about the convergence of some elements of suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Jarawa village, Kala Balge Local Government Area, Borno State, troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in conjunction with some Civilian JTF today, Sunday 11th June 2017, carried out a successful clearance operation along that axis,” Brigadier General Usman said.
“At about a Kilometre to Jarawa village, the troops entered heavy Boko Haram terrorists’ ambush, which they successfully cleared after about some minutes of firefight. They followed it up in hot pursuit of the fleeing insurgents into the nearby forest.
“The troops were able to neutralize a large number of Boko Haram terrorists including the notorious Abu Nazir, the terrorists’ Amir in Jarawa during the operation,” the statement revealed further.
The troops also captured several weapons including an AK-47 rifle, 1 Double barrel gun, 1 primed heavy Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and 3 Motorcycles.
“Additionally, they rescued 9 abducted children undergoing training at the terrorists’ training camp in the village,” Usman revealed.
“The minors have been evacuated and are being given preliminary humanitarian assistance in preparation to handing them over to Kala Balge Internally Displaced Persons Camp Management Committee.”