Soldiers free 80 persons from insurgents Borno

By Baba Kura Mallam, Maiduguri 

Troops attached to a task force Operation Tiger Claw’ have freed no fewer than 80 persons from the claws of insurgent group, Boko Haram at Gangere village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.The troops dislodged the terrorists who had the intention of carrying out attack on some isolated communities when they stormed their location on Wednesday night. 

According to the Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, 42 terrorists were killed, while unconfirmed number of the insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds.  

He stated that the breakdown of those rescued during operation showed that 38 women and 42 children held captives were rescued from the insurgents.

Usman said the women and children have been taken to the military medical facility in Baga for checks just as they were further assisted with  food and clothing. 

The army Spokesman said the patrol team also recovered 504 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 162 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 1 Land Cruiser Jeep, 34 Jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and Automated Gas Oil (AGO), while 55 Motorcycles were demobilized during the operation.   

He said the troops have continued to intensify vigilance and maintained high level of alertness. They are making concerted efforts to clear the remnants of the terrorists in their area of responsibilities.

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