Nigerian Troops Rescue 241 Women And Children From Boko Haram Captivity

Troops attached to Sector 1 of Operation LAFIYA
DOLE have rescued 241 kidnapped victims from
Boko Haram captivity in Mudu village in Borno
state.

A statement released by the Defence
headquarters today May 28, says the
kidnapped victims were rescued during an
operation on May 23. The rescued victims
comprises of 105 women and 136 children. The
statement adds that Twelve (12) Boko Haram
terrorists were killed during the operation.

In a related development, troops of 151
Battalion on May 24 killed three more sect
members during a crossfire in Firgi area in the
state. In the same vein, troops of the 155
Battalion Banki Junction carried out exploitation
operation towards Sambisa forest in pursuit of
fleeing BHTs. The dogged efforts of the troops
yielded uncommon success as two (2) terrorists
dead bodies, heavy cache of assorted arms,
ammunition and other equipment were
recovered.

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The Recovered Items Includes;

”1 x Cobra APC, 1 x Dushka Anti Aircraft Gun, 1
x AK 47 rifle, 1 x FN rifle and 3 x Hand
Grenades. Others are 2 x AK 47 magazines, 1 x
FN rifle magazine, 78 x rounds of 12.7mm AA
ammunition, 25 x rounds of 7.62mm special, 25
x rounds of locally fabricated Ak 47 rifle and a
blanket.

In summary, the number of BHTs neutralised
and items captured are:

1. 20 x BH/ISWAP terrorists – were forced to
permanent sleep

2. 1 x Cobra APC

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3. 1 x Dushka AA Gun

4. 1 x AK 47 Rifle

5. 1 x FN Rifle

6. 3 x Hand Grenades

7. 2 x AK 47 Rifle magazines

8. 1 x FN Rifle Magazine

9. 78 x Rounds of 12.7mm AA ammunition

10. 25 x Rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition

11. 25 x Rounds of locally fabricated
ammunition

12. 2 x Motorcycle

13. 4 x Bicycles

14. 1 x Amplifier

15. 1 x Battery

16. 2 x Sewing Machines

17. 4 x BHTs’ Flags

18. 241 x Civilians Rescued (105 x Women and
136 x Children)” he said

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