Nigerian Army rescues octogenarian, others from Boko Haram captivity in Borno

Nigerian Army rescues octogenarian, others from Boko Haram captivity in Borno

Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have rescued an octogenarian; three women and four children held captives by Boko Haram insurgents. The terrorists were also subdued in the sting operation,

This was made public in a statement issued on Sunday, November 17; by the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu; in Abuja.

Iliyasu said that the rescued victims were evacuated; while the children among them were equally administered with Polio Vaccination by a Nigerian Army medical team.

He further confirmed that no causality was recorded by the army troops during the commando operations.

According to him; many of the Boko Haram criminal elements fled towards the summit of the Mandara Mountains; with various level of injuries sustained.

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“The troops’ resilience and doggedness are unwavering as further exploitation to complete the annihilation of the insurgents is being sustained in the mountainous environment.

“The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai wishes to reassure the public of the resolve of the Nigerian Army to continue to execute our constitutional mandate professionally and responsively for a better secured Nigeria.

“He also thanks all well-meaning Nigerians for their continued support, goodwill and understanding towards officers and men of the Nigerian Army as they sustain the conduct of various operations and routine exercises nationwide,” he said.

Iliyasu said that the army troops had continued to sustain the tempo of the counter-insurgency operations in the North East.

This is in order to decimate and destroy the remnant of Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) criminals.

He said the troops had also continued to extract credible intelligence report on the presence of some of the criminal insurgents in the areas.

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