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Army Apprehends 5 Boko Haram Members, Rescues 149 Persons

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The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it has rescued 149 people who were captives of Boko Haram, while it also Killed Five of the Terrorists and arrested five others at Yerimari-Kura community in Sambisa axis.

Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement said that the feet was achieved during clearance operations to smoke out Boko Haram insurgents who escaped from their previous stronghold in the Sambise Forest.

“Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have continued to make progress in clearance operations to smoke out Boko Haram insurgents who escaped from their previous stronghold in the Sambisa Forest.

 “On Saturday, the troops made further operational exploit into Boko Haram’s hideout at Yerimari-Kura, in a deliberate operation to extricate and rescue hostages held by the insurgents in their hideout.
“In the encounter, troops killed three Boko Haram insurgents and captured five,” he said, adding that the troops also destroyed insurgents’ logistics in the operation.

The Spokesman of the Army stated that those rescues which include 54 women and 95 children were being profiled and medically examined at at the 21 Brigade Medical Centre.

According to him, two suicide bombers at Mandanari community in Konduga, Borno, were neutralized by the army when they made attempt to infiltrate the community on April 7.

“The suicide bombers were sighted by vigilant troops who challenged them from a safe distance. The patrol engaged them as they refused to halt and ran towards the community, detonating their IEDs.

“Only the suicide bombers were killed in the incident, while three persons who sustained minor injuries were receiving medical attention”. 

 

Source: Naija News

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