Hundreds Rescued As Troops Capture Boko Haram Top Commander, Neutralises Four In Sambisa
In their effort to completely eradicate the activities of terrorist group, Boko Haram, whose remnants still carry out some suicide bombing in the North East, troops of Nigerian Army on Tuesday captured one of the terrorists’ commanders, “Ameer” of Chawa, Amman Judee, alive.
They also deactivated four other terrorists even as they recued 212 victims held hostage by them.
Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brigadier General Sanni Kakachuwa Usman, made this disclosure in a statement he issued in Abuja, on Tuesday.
The statement read: “Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army, Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in furtherance of the ongoing clearance operations in conjunction with 22 Mobile Strike Team and some Civilian JTF, has on Tuesday, 28th November 2017 achieved a remarkable feat.
“During the operation, they were able to clear Boko Haram terrorists from their hideouts located at Kala, Jawara, Mada, Mika, Gakulba and Kutilax (Sanga), northern fringes of Sambisa forest and fringes of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
“At Sanga, the terrorists on sighting the approaching troops from their observation post, they dashed into the adjoining Amchada forest.
“The relentless troops pursued them further and neutralized 4 Boko Haram terrorists terrorists after a serious exchange of gun fire, captured one of the terrorists commanders, the “Ameer” of Chawa, Amman Judee alive and rescued 212 persons held hostage by the terrorists.
“The captured terrorists leader is undergoing further interrogation while the rescued persons are being documented and the underaged children were administered oral polio vaccines.”