The Nigerian Army has said in a statement, Wednesday, that troops attached to Operation Lafiya Dole under the army’s 3rd Battalion, 22 Brigade have killed 11 terrorists and rescued 85 hostages in the process.
The statement said the operation was carried out on Tuesday and succeeded in rescuing the hostages at Mogola, Ngaiwa, Tongule and Warsele villages in Borno state.
According to Brig. Gen Sani Usman, Army Spokesperson in the statement, the operation which was successful in achieving its objectives was supported by the Nigerian Air Force alongside some civilian JTF.
“Earlier today, the unit in conjunction with gallant 22 Mobile Strike Team accompanied by some Civilian JTF, based on credible information carried out offensive operations at suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts at Mogola, Ngaiwa, Tongule and Warsele villages in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.”
Weapons reportedly recovered from the raid include one gun truck, four already prepared suicide vests, various IED making materials, three dane guns, one Barretta pistol and 22 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
Five motorcycles, 13 bicycles and a wheelbarrow were also recovered from the terrorists den.