Troops of the Nigeria Army has rescued 21 civilians from a Boko Haram hideout in Borno state.
The troops of 192 Battalion of 26 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjuction with Civilian Joint Task Force yesterday, killed 14 Boko Haram terrorists during a raid in Amdaga Madachi village in Gwoza Local Governmnent Area in Borno State suspected to habour the terrorists.
A statement released by the JTF, says 21 civilians including 6 women, 11 children and 4 men were rescued from the hideout and are all receiving medical attention at the military hospital.
See statement below;
“The troops attained the feat on Thursday, 6th September 2018, during an early hours clearance operation to Amdaga Madachi village in Gwoza local governmnent area in Borno state suspected to habour the terrorists.
“The troops engaged and subdued the terrorists following a superior fire power of troops in the village. Their aggressive posture, tactics and marksmanship resulted in the following: (a) the troops neutralised 14 Boko Haram terrorists; (b) rescued 21 civilians (6 women, 11 children, 4 men who are being attended to at the military hospital).
“The acting general officer commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, through the commander of 26 Task Force, Brigade Brigadier General Dahiru, has commended the troops for their gallantry, urging them to maintain the momentum by taking out all Boko Haram terrorists within the division area of responsibility.”
See photos from the rescue operation below;