How Troops Rescued 2 Women, 5 Children, Destroyed 9 B’Haram Camps

No fewer than nine identified, but isolated Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) structures and farmlands in Borno State, have been destroyed by troops.

The troops, it was also learnt, successfully rescued seven kidnapped victims comprising two females and five children, in the course of the operation at Gwoza Local Government Area (LGA).

A statement by the Defence Media Operations (DMO), indicated that troops, currently, have dominated the area with aggressive patrols.

The statement issued by Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator of the DMO, reads: “In continuation of the aggressive clearance operation to stamp out the North-East zone of the country against the insurgents and other criminal elements, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has recorded tremendous successes against BHT/ISWAP elements.

“Acting on credible intelligence on the activities of BHT/ISWAP terrorists at Hamdaga Makaranta town in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, troops of 192 Battalion supported by the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on 6 September 2020 raided the location.

“The gallant troops overwhelmed them killing 5, while others escaped with gun shots wounds. Troops also cleared 9 identified isolated BHT/ISWAP structures and farmlands in the area.”

It went on: “Furthermore, troops successfully rescued 7 kidnapped victims comprising 2 females and 5 children. Currently the gallant troops have dominated the area with aggressive patrols.

“The Military High Command congratulates the gallant troops for their dexterity and encourages them to intensify the onslaught against the criminal elements in the North-East zone of the country.”

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