The Nigerian Army has revealed that 275 hostages have been rescued from Boko Haram terrorists around Madawaya general area, in Borno.
According to a statement released by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, troops of the 152 Task Force Battalion alongside troops of Sector 1 of Multinational Joint Task Force on Sunday, April 3 “carried out clearance operation in suspected hideouts of Boko Haram terrorists around Madawaya general area, cleared and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making factory, killed 15 terrorists and captured some weapons.”
The soldiers successfully cleared out Madawaya, Jere, Kardile, Koujili, Ngenere and Maksamari, as well as Douse, Bembem, Zombulum and Taraji villages rescuing 275 persons held hostage by the defeated terrorists.
“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. In addition, the troops recovered an AK-47 rifle, 4 fully loaded magazines with 7.62mm ammunitions, 2 power generating sets, welding machines, assorted batteries and solar panels.”
“Other items recovered include drums of beans and other grains as well as Bandolier.”
Also, following the Army’s operation, one of the hostages gave birth to a baby boy shortly after being freed from the terrorists.