241 Civilians Freed in Borno as Key B’Haram Fighter Surrenders
Troops of Army Super Camp 11 Gambouru, under Sector 1 of Operation Lafiya Dole, have neutralised 12 Boko Haram Terrorists ( BHTs).
The troops, who conducted a clearance operation on Sunday at Mudu Town in Borno State, it was gathered, also rescued 241 persons in captivity of the terrorists.
The Defence Media Operations (DMO), in a statement, said those rescued include 105 women and 136 children.
“Items recovered include: 4 BHT flags, 1 motorcycle, 2 bicycles, 1 amplifier and 2 sewing machines,” it added.
The Coordinator of DMO, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, explained that the rescued persons have been safely evacuated from the village, and are currently under medical observation.
He said the village has been cleared, stressing that there was no loss of life or equipment by the troops.
Enenche, further disclosed that a prominent Boko Haram fighter, Malam Adamu Yahaya aka Saad Karami, has voluntarily surrendered to troops of 242 Battalion in Monguno.
His words: “This was as a result of the aggressive posture of the troops and artillery bombardments of terrorists’ suspected locations around the general area.”
He said Karami led the last attack on troops in Baga town and equally participated in attacks on Metele, Mairari, Bindiram, Kangarwa and Shetimari (Niger Republic).
Meanwhile, the DMO, in the statement which was signed by Enenche, said troops of 151 Battalion, on 26 May 2020, successfully killed several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) including suicide bombers, while numerous others fled with gun shot wounds.
“The gallant troops succesfully engaged the criminal Boko Haram elements who were mounted on 10 Gun Trucks and attempted to simultaneously attack the troops’ locations at Banki Junction and Firgi in Bama LGA of Borno State under the cover of darkness.
“The courageous troops however overpowered the terrorists with superior firepower and captured 1 Cobra Armoured Personnel Carrier, one Dushka Anti-Aircraft Gun, 1 AK 47 Rifle and 1 FN Rifle.
“Other items captured by the gallant troops include 3 Hand Grenades, 2 AK 47 Rifle magazines, one FN Rifle magazine, 78 rounds of 12.7mm Anti-Aircraft ammunition, 25 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and 25 rounds of fabricated 7.62mm ammunition from the criminals,” the DMO added.