Troops rescue 85 Boko Haram captives in Borno

Troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued Eighty-five persons from Boko Haram captivity in the Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.

The captives were rescued after a gun duel between the soldiers and some insurgents.

Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman in a statement on Tuesday said 11 terrorists were killed during the rescue mission.

He added that one gun truck, four already prepared suicide vests, and various IED-making materials were recovered.

He said, “Troops in their daily clearance of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists especially in the northern part of Borno State, launched an attack on suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ hideouts at Mogola, Ngaiwa, Tongule and Warsele villages in the Ngala LGA.

“The troops discovered and destroyed a Boko Haram terrorists’ logistics base and a workshop at Ngaiwa, an Improvised Explosive Device-making factory at Tongule and rescued 85 persons held hostage by the terrorists in the villages.

“The troops killed 11 Boko Haram terrorists, recovered one gun truck, four already prepared suicide vests, and various IED-making materials. We also got four dane guns, one Barretta pistol and 22 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.”

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