21 suspects killed, 1,623 captives rescued as Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram terrorists.
On Monday, at Jarawa village in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno
Troops on clearance operations rescued 1,623 captives held by remnants of
Boko Haram terrorists after they neutralised 21 terrorists in a battle, said an
The army spokesperson, Sani Usman said that, troops also recovered 3 AK-47
Rifles with registration numbers 565222414, 563729686 and UF 3646, a 36
hand grenade, 12 cutlasses and four motorcycles.
“The rescued persons have been escorted to Rann Internally Displaced Persons
(IDP) Camp, while all the children were vaccinated,” Sani Usman further explained.
He further said the troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade also cleared terrorists from
Deima, Artano, Saduguma, Duve, Bardo, Kala, Bok, Msherde and Ahirde settlements,
based on tip off.
“One significant aspect of this operation is that the unit noted for its experience in battle,
resilience and bravery did not record any casualty,” the army spokesman said.