Troops rescue three from Boko Haram in Bama

Nigerian troops celebrate after taking over Baga from Boko Haram on March 25, 2015. Nigeria's military has retaken the northeastern town of Baga from Boko Haram, but signs of mass killings carried out by Boko Haram earlier this year remain. AFP PHOTO / NICHOLE SOBECKINichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images

Troops of Nigerian Army have rescued three kidnapped civilians from the Boko Haram terrorists at Firgi village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Iliyasu said the troops safely detonated Improvised Explosive Devices planted on Bitta-Yamteke road in Borno State, by the terrorists. Iliyasu explained that the victims were rescued after the troops; acting on information blocked and engaged the terrorists in a fierce gunfight. He confirmed that a truck loaded with grains was recovered from the terrorists, adding that they succumbed to superior firepower by abandoning the truck and fleeing in disarray.

According to him, the troops are still on the trail of the criminals, while the rescued victims have been escorted safely back to their destination. “Troops continue to dominate the area and deny the criminal elements freedom of action within the entire theatre of operation,’’ he said.


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