Nigerian Troops Rescue 73 from Boko Haram
Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade deployed in Sector One of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, have successfully neutralized 7 Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and rescued 73 persons in two separate clearance operations in Sirdawala and Valley of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.
The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu commended the troops for the feat.
The troops of 121 Battalion under 26 Task Force Brigade in 7 Division Area of Responsibility/Sector One recorded the victory over the terrorists following a midnight clearance operation to Sirdawala in Gwoza Local Government Area on Sunday 23 September 2018, upon receipt of intelligence that Boko Haram Terrorists where hibernating around Pulka general area.
Troops of 121 Battalion in rare display of professionalism tactically located, engaged and neutralized the terrorists hibernating within the community where it achieved the following:
a. Neutralised 6 Boko Haram Terrorists.
b. Rescued 19 persons comprised of 7 women and 12 Children.
c. Rescued animals.
In a related development, the troops further proceeded on another offensive operation in the early hours of Monday 24 September 2018 to raid Boko Haram Terrorists hideout in Valley of Gwoza Local Government Area Borno State, recording huge successes as follows:
a. Neutralised one Boko Haram Terrorists.
b. Rescued 54 persons comprised of 18 women and 34 Children.
Regrettably an officer sustained injury during the operation and is receiving treatment in a military facility while all the rescued persons are being managed and documented for further handover to the appropriate agency.
The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, has commended the gallantry of the troops through the Commander 26 Task Force Brigade, Brigadier General Sanusi Dahiru. He urged the troops to maintain the aggressive posture to rout the Boko Haram Terrorists from their enclaves.
In another development, troops of Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, deployed at Kekeno town, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State on Sunday 23 September 2018 at about 5:47pm repelled Boko Haram Terrorists attack.
The terrorists who have suffered serious losses in terms of men and resources in recent confrontations with troops, came to extort food and other logistics items from law abiding citizens.
During the encounter, troops successfully repelled the attack with superior fire power.
The terrorists eventually abandoned the town after suffering devastating casualties and ran towards the fringes of Lake Chad. The gallant troops are currently on the trail of the terrorists.
The Acting Commander Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE Brigadier General Uwem Bassey, has reassured the law abiding citizens in Northen Borno State, of their safety and urged them to go about their normal businesses and farming activities.
The general public is once again reminded to report anyone with gunshot wounds and any suspicious movement to the nearest security agents for prompt action.
Director Army Public Relations