Troops of the newly inducted 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade, in conjunction with Army Headquarters Strike Group and the Armed Forces Special Forces, recently carried out a clearance operation in Kala Balge general area of Borno state.
During the operation, the Nigerian troops killed 22 terrorists in Wumbi, Tunish, Tilem and Malawaji.
Other areas where the Boko Haram insurgents were dislodged are; Makaudari, Daima, Buduli, Sadigumo, Jiwe, Sidigeri and Kala villages.
According to the Acting director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, the troops also rescued 309 persons held captives by the terrorists.
Similarly, troops of 3 Battalion with the support of Civilian JTF also conducted a fighting patrol at Kusumma village in which they killed 3 Boko Haram terrorists and captured one alive.
“They also rescued 520 persons held hostage by the terrorists and recovered 1 motorcycle, weapons and axes. The troops, basking in the unprecedented achievement, are also making efforts to clear remnants of the terrorists in the surrounding areas.”