Boko Haram : Troops Kill 2, Rescue 6 Kidnapped Victims in Yobe

Troops of 27 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed at Kamuya, Yobe State have rescued six persons kidnapped by members of the Boko Haram sect in the State
This as reports coming said Boko Haram, Friday night, Killed at least seven people in a camp in Borno State locals said Saturday.
Army said they received report from some herdsmen that some suspected Boko Haram terrorists had abducted six persons from their village.
Brig. Gen Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations in a statement said, the troops in conjunction with local vigilante familiar with the area trailed the terrorists up to Mangari village about 20 kilometres away from Kamuya, where they exchanged fire with them.
He said the troops neutralised two of the terrorists and rescued the abducted persons.
The troops also recovered two AK-47 rifles.
The statement added that the rescued persons have been reunited withtheir families.
The attack on Friday evening in Ngala, near the border with Cameroon, came as two people were killed in an explosion outside another camp in the Borno State capital, Maiduguri.
In Ngala, a civilian militia member, Umar Kachalla, said jihadists in two pick-up trucks fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the camp, which houses some 80,000 people.
“They (Boko Haram) fired an RPG into the camp from behind the fire fence, killing seven people and injuring several others,” he said from the neighbouring town of Gamboru.
The attack, which happened at about 8:00 pm, was followed by sustained gunfire as the jihadists drove away into the darkness, he added.
Ngala resident Abubakar Yusuf, who corroborated Kachalla’s account, said: “The casualties were relatively minimal because most people had retired for the night.”
The camp in Ngala was set up in January last year after the return of thousands of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, where they had fled the fighting.
Boko Haram seized the trading hubs of Gamboru and Ngala in August 2014, during the group’s rapid seizure of territory across Borno state and the wider northeast.
Nigerian troops retook both towns in September 2015 with the help of Chadian forces.
But despite the recapture of the area, Boko Haram fighters still launch sporadic attacks, laying ambush to troops and vehicles as well as attacking and abducting farmers.

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