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Nigerian Troop Rescues 73 Persons, Kills 7 Boko Haram Members In Borno



About 73 persons have been rescued and 7 Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) neutralized by Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade deployed in Sector One of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in two separate clearance operations in Sirdawala and Valley of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.

The victory was recorded by troops of 121 Battalion following a midnight clearance operation to Sirdawala in Gwoza Local Government Area on Sunday 23 September 2018, after getting information that Boko Haram Terrorists where hibernating around Pulka general area.

In a related development, the troops who proceeded on another operation early this morning, to raid Boko Haram Terrorists hideout in Valley of Gwoza Local Government Area Borno State,neutralized one Boko Haram Terrorists, Rescued 54 persons comprised of 18 women and 34 Children.

However, an officer was wounded during the raid 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.

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