Troops gun down 12 Boko Haram insurgents, rescue 22 captives — Military

Troops gun down 12 Boko Haram insurgents, rescue 22 captives — Military
July 19 23:42 2016

Troops of the Nigeria Army and
operatives of the Civilian-JTF on Monday killed 12
Boko Haram gunmen in a foiled
ambush attacks in remote villages
of Borno state.

The troops, in the same operation,
rescued 22 civilians from the
insurgents’ captivity.

According to a statement released on Tuesday by spokesman for the Nigeria
Army, Sani Usman, four soldiers were injured in the operation.

Full statement

“Yesterday troops of 7 Division
Strike Group Team B (7 DSGB),
attached to 21 Brigade, along with
4 Civilian JTF, carried out
clearance operation of suspected
remnants of Boko Haram
terrorists in Warpaya, Zenteleye,
Mubarka, Jadawa and Yerwa
villages”, said Mr. Usman, a
colonel.

“During the operations, they
encountered and engaged
elements of Boko Haram
terrorists in Jadawa and Yerwa in
which they killed 7 terrorists.
Unfortunately 4 soldiers were
wounded in action.

“The troops also recovered one
Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle with
registration number ANT 015 (B/B
No 0058), 2 motorcycles and 2
mobile phones. As the operations
continued, the team also
intercepted some of the Boko
Haram terrorists with 75 rustled
cows and 25 stolen sheep.

“While returning to base, the team was
ambushed by suspected elements of Boko
Haram terrorists. But the troops rose to the
occasion and successfully cleared the ambush.

They also encountered serious hardship
because of bugging down of vehicles
occasioned by marshy terrain.

“In a related development, troops of 114 Task
Force Battalion of 28 Task Force Brigade, in
conjunction with some members of vigilante
group, also carried out similar exercise at
suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts at
Mbale and Madube on Monday.

“During the operation, the troops killed 5
Boko Haram terrorists, while some of them
were believed to escape with gunshot wounds.

The troops rescued 22 persons held captives
by the terrorists; comprising of 10 females, 6
males and 6 children. In addition, they also
recovered 2 bicycles, 2 gas cylinders and 2
Dane Guns in the process.

Similarly, troops of 115 Task Force Battalion
also conducted clearance patrol at Kilekasa
and Kopchi villages. While they were
advancing they cleared pockets of terrorists
hibernating at Pumpum and Emi villages.

“Troops of 117 Task Force Battalion also
conducted confidence-building patrols within
Gella, Gyadkwara and Ngyahi villages, as well
as Mayo Bani village. Their counterparts at
143 Battalion also conducted patrol up to
Fattude, Gershisha, Wakara, Gadamayo and
Barai villages. While troops of 115 Task Force
Battalion along with about 60 vigilantes also
carried out patrol at Kilekasa and Kopchi
villages. They however observed that Kopchi
has merged with Kikelasa village”.