The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman has revealed that troops killed 15 terrorists and rescued 275 hostages during a raid in Borno state.
Punch also reports that the raid was carried out by a joint team comprising of men of the 152 Task Force Battalion and the Sector 1 of the Multinational Joint Task Force
One of the hostages who was rescued, reportedly gave birth to a baby boy immediately she was released.
Usman in a statement said “The troops cleared terrorists in Madawaya, Jere, Kardile, Koujili, Ngenere and Maksamari as well as Douse, Bembem, Zombulum and Taraji villages. In addition, they recovered several vehicles and motorcycles.
“They also discovered and destroyed the Boko Haram terrorists’ IED-making factory at Bula Umara and killed 15 terrorists in the same area.
“The gallant soldiers also rescued 275 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists. One interesting thing is that one of the rescued persons gave birth to a baby boy shortly after their liberation.”.
“an AK-47 rifle, four fully-loaded magazines with 7.62mm ammunition, two power generating sets, welding machines, assorted batteries and solar panels,” Usman said.
Meanwhile, members of the Shiite sect have denied working with Boko Haram.
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