Troops Rescue 1,623 Captives, Neutralise 21 Boko Haram Members

The Nigerian Army has rescued a number of Boko Haram captives at Jarawa village in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
In a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Army, Brig-General Sani Usman, said troops on clearance operations on Monday rescued 1, 623 captives held by remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.
The statement also said 21 members of the terrorists group were neutralised in the process of freeing the captives.
According to the statement, the troops also recovered 3 AK-47 Rifles with registration numbers 565222414, 563729686 and UF 3646, a 36 hand grenade, 12 cutlasses and four motorcycles.
“The rescued persons have been escorted to Rann Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp, while all the children were vaccinated,” Usman said.,
He said the troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade also cleared terrorists from Deima, Artano, Saduguma, Duve, Bardo, Kala, Bok, Msherde and Ahirde settlements, based on tip off.
“One significant aspect of this operation is that the unit noted for its experience in battle, resilience and bravery did not record any casualty,” he said.

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