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Boko Haram Troops rescue 1,275 hostages, capture 3 commanders

Col. Usman also said 22 terrorists were killed in the operation.

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(lindaikejisblog)

The Nigerian Army has announced that troops waging war against Boko Haram have rescued 1,275 hostages and arrested 3 top commanders of the sect.

According to the Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, “Troops of 152 and 155 Task Force Battalions of Operation Lafiya Dole in conjunction with troops of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) from Cameroon, conducted a massive joint clearance operation on suspected Boko Haram terrorists camps on Monday along Nigeria-Cameroon borders.

“The unprecedented clearance operation swept through over 10 suspected terrorists hideouts along the border.”

Usman also said 22 terrorists were killed in the operation.

He said “During the operation, the troops cleared Nbaga, Bula, Dabube, Ybiri, Greya and Suduwa towns and other adjoining settlements.

“The towns and settlements were occupied by fleeing Boko Haram terrorists who escaped from villages previously cleared by troops of the Nigerian Army.”

Adding that “The troops also rescued 1,275 persons held hostage by the terrorists.

“The rescued persons are being administered and screened by 152 Task Force Battalion pending onward movement to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps.

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“It is gratifying to note that the operation was a huge success as there was no casualty or injury on the side of the troops.”

The Nigeria Air Force fighter jets F-7NI has destroyed the logistics base of Boko Haram in Kangarawa, Borno State.

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