85 rescued from Boko Haram, 11 terrorists killed

From AHMED OBAFEMI 
MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Army has rescued 85 hostages held by the Islamic militant Boko Haram terror group northeast of the country.
At least 11 terrorists were killed during the operations in the Borno State, the epicentre of the crisis.
The terrorists were neutralised at hide outs at Mogola, Ngaiwa, Tongule and Warsele villages in Ngala Local Government Area.
Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole (Peace by Force), aided by the Nigerian Air Force and civilian joint taskforce, also recovered guns, suicide vests, rounds of ammunition and unearthed a factory for manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
The troops also discovered and destroyed Boko Haram terrorists’ logistics base and workshop.
They also recovered five motorcycles, 13 bicycles and a wheelbarrow.
Nigerian Army spokesperson, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, hailed the efforts by the troops.
“The operation was very successful in achieving its objectives,” he said.
Nigeria’s military is engaged in battle against the Boko Haram, which has perpetrated a violent campaign to overthrow the government since 2009.
Over 20 000 people have been killed while 2 million have been displaced.
Millions displaced in makeshift camps are facing severe food shortages and succumbing to water borne diseases such as cholera.
CAJ News

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