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Troops kill 8 sect members, rescue 30 in Borno

The Federal Government has consistently maintained that Boko Haram has been defeated.

According to Daily Post, the sect members were killed during the clearing of terrorists’ hideouts in enclaves in Abusuriwa, Newchina, Bonzon, Usmanari, Goyayeri, Shitimari, Gashimari, Awaram amongst other villages in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

The soldiers also rescued a total of 30 people duringtheir raids.

The Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman in a statement, said “The gallant troops were also able to recover 4 AK-47 Rifles, 3 Magazines, 7 Dane guns and Machetes, amongst other items.

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“In addition, the troops also rescued 3 men, 12 women as well as 15 Children, among whom were an aged man and a woman held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists.

“The suspected terrorist has been handed over to the relevant authorities for further interrogation, while the rescued civilian captives are being attended to.”

Boko Haram has been defeated

President Muhammadu Buhari recently said that Boko Haram’s wicked methods of using innocent children for suicide bomb attacks on soft targets are thelast kicks of a dying horse.

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Buhari said that the war had moved to the next phase, which would be intelligence-driven.

The President also revealed that he has approved the establishment of an intelligence fusion centre in Maiduguri.

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