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Nigerian Troops Storm Boko Haram Base, Rescue 455 Hostages

of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have rescued 455 persons held captive by the terrorist group in Borno.

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The Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Sani Usman, in a statement on Tuesday, said the rescue was a of a major offensive against suspected Boko Haram hideouts.

According to him, troops of 112 , 22 , carried out the offensive against Boko Haram hideouts at Artano, Saduguma, Duve, Bordo, Kala, Bok, Magan, Misherde, Ahisari, Gilgil, Mika, Hiwa, Kutila and Shirawa settlements in Kala Balge Local Government Area of .

The statement read in part, “At the Kutila village, the troops came under heavy from the terrorists.

“The troops responded and dealt with the by neutralising and routing them out of the area. Several others escaped into the thick forest with gunshot wounds.”

The troops recovered one Gun truck, one Canter vehicle and one pick up from the terrorists.

Usman said the troops engaged members of the terrorist group in a gun battle at Shirawa, destroying their newly constructed .

He said two freshly prepared suicide bombing vests and maize grinding machine were recovered.

He said, “The gallant soldiers proceeded further to clear Bok, Misherde, Mika and Kutila also in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, where they liberated 455 persons held by the terrorists.

“The rescued persons after thorough screening have been moved to camp.”

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