Operation Lafiya Dole Rescue 10 Children, Six Women From Boko Haram Captitvity
The troops of the 82 Division, Task Force Battalion, Ngoshe, in conjunction with members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, conducted the clearance operation to the Agapaluwa area of Ngoshe, where the captives, including six women and 10 children, were found.
According to the army, the troops shot dead two of the terrorists during a gun battle, while others fled with gunshot injuries.
The rescued women and children were taken for screening and profiling at an undisclosed location, Naija News learnt.
The Nigerian Army confirmed the rescue on its Twitter handle on Tuesday. It also announced that stolen food items discovered in the terrorists’ hideout were set on fire.
The army tweeted, “In continuation of efforts to finally clear the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East, troops of the 82 Division, Task Force Battalion, Ngoshe, in conjunction with members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, conducted a clearance operation to Agapaluwa in Borno State.
“The troops came in contact with the terrorists and neutralised two of them. Other terrorists fled in the face of superior fire power from the troops. During the operation, we were able to rescue six females and 10 children, who were held captive. Additionally, freshly harvested food items were discovered at the insurgents’ location and thereafter burnt.”