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Army Frees Boko Haram Captives



Daniel Ojukwu

The Nigerian Army on Saturday, said it has recorded further success in its attempts to free the North-East of Boko Haram Insurgents and bandits.

Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu said this in a statement.

He said that troops deployed in the area were able to free some captives and recover firemen’s on various occasions.

The statement read in part: “On sighting the troops, the criminals fled the enclave in disarray. Nevertheless, the resilient troops went ahead to clear the hideout of any presence and activities of the insurgents.

“In the process, the troops rescued five abandoned captives including one septuagenarian, three women and one minor.”

The statement added, “On January 10, troops of 8 Division acting on reliable information intercepted a group of bandits moving with rustled cattle towards Miyanchi in Maru LGA of Sokoto State.

“In the ensuing encounter, three bandits were neutralised. Additionally, two AK47 rifles, seven AK47 rifle magazines loaded with 210 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one Rocket-propelled Gun Tube, one Rocket-propelled Gun bomb, a herd of cattle and sheep were recovered from the bandits.”

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