Troops Kill 42 Insurgents, Rescue 80 Women, Children

By Joy Yesufu

Following confirmed intelligence report on the convergence and massing up of dislodged Boko Haram insurgents at Gangere village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, with intent of carrying out attack on some isolated communities, troops  on fighting and clearance patrol Codenamed “Operation TIGER CLAW”  on Tuesday 19th July, 2016, swooped on terrorists killing 42 Boko Haram insurgents, while unconfirmed number of the insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds.

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Similarly, 38 women and 42 children held captives were rescued from the insurgents. The women and children were taken to the military medical facility in Baga for checks and further assisted with food and clothing.

A statement signed by the Ag. Director of Army Public Relations, Col Sani Usman, said the patrol team also recovered 504 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 162 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 1 Land Cruiser Jeep, 34 Jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and Automated Gas Oil (AGO), while 55 Motorcycles were demobilized during the operation.

The statement also said the troops have continued to intensify vigilance and maintain high level of alertness, making concerted efforts to clear the remnants of the terrorists in their area of responsibilities.

In a related development, Usman said suspected elements of Boko Haram insurgents at the early hours of Thursday attacked Bakin Dutse community in which one person was killed while four others injured.

Source: www.leadership.ng

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