Army rescue eight, subdue BH fighters in Borno
By our correspondent
As the Nigeria Army continued to sustain the tempo of the ongoing Counter-Terrorism operations in the North East with a view to decimating and destroying the remnant of Boko Haram, eight were rescued and Boko Haram fighters subdued.
The troops of 26 Task Force Brigade was on a clearance patrol to Dalu Village within the Mandara Mountains in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to an army communique, following some credible intelligence reports the army received on the presence of the insurgents within that area, the troops swang into action.
According to the army, an octogenarian, 3 women and 4 children hitherto held captives by the insurgents were rescued.
The rescued victims were promptly evacuated and children among them handed o er to a Nigerian Army medical team for Polio vaccination, a communiqué by the army said.
According the Nigerian Army Spokesman, Aminu Iliyasu, no causality was recorded by the troops during the commando operations.
He, however, added that many of the Boko Haram criminal elements fled in disarray towards the summit of the Mandara Mountains with many of them sustaining injuries from gunshots.
“The troops’ resilience and doggedness are unwavering as further exploitation to complete the annihilation of the insurgents are being sustained in the mountainous environment,” Colonel Iliyasu said.
He further stated that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai wished to reassure the general public of the resolve of the Nigerian Army to continue to execute its constitutional mandate professionally and responsively for a better secured Nigeria.
He added that the COAS thanked all well-meaning Nigerians for their continued support, goodwill and understanding towards officers and men of the Nigerian Army as they continue to conduct of various operations and routine exercises nationwide.