Seven Kidnapped Women, Nine Children Rescued In Borno

Seven Kidnapped Women, Nine Children Rescued In Borno

The troops of the Nigerian Army in Borno State have rescued seven women and nine children kidnapped from their homes by terrorists.

The victims were rescued in a series of coordinated counter-terrorism operations conducted by troops in collaboration with the Vigilante and Hybrid Force.

During the operation, one terrorist was killed and arms and ammunition were recovered.

The Army disclosed this in a statement posted on on Friday.

The statement partly read, “In Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, troops executed an ambush operation targeting terrorists’ staging areas around Pulka and Ashagashiya.

“During the operations, troops made contact with the terrorists, neutralising one, while others fled in disarray, abandoning their belongings.

“The troops successfully rescued seven women and nine children from the clutches of the terrorists. The troops also recovered one submachine gun, three bicycles, four blankets, cooking utensils, and several other items.”

Also, the service said troops ambushed terrorists in the Komala area of Borno State.

The service stated that one terrorist was killed during the ambush and several weapons were recovered.

“Similarly, troops conducted an ambush operation in the Komala general area of Borno State. The operations resulted in the neutralization of one terrorist and the recovery of two AK-47 rifles with two magazines containing 29 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition and 91 belted links of PKT ammunition.

“Additional items recovered include one SMG, two AK-47 rifles, one SMG magazine, nine rounds of 9 mm ammunition, and one motorbike.”





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