The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have rescued 31 persons comprising 14 women and 17 children at Mantari, Malam Masari and Gabchari Villages in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, stated this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Iliyasu said that the successful ambush operation conducted by the troops of 21 Special Armoured Brigade on December 4 at Darel Jamel, Bama LGA of Borno led to the rescue. He added that the troops killed a number of Boko Haram terrorists while several others escaped with gunshot wounds during the encounter.
According to him, the combined troops of 68/94 Battalions of Operation LAFIYA DOLE also uncovered a Boko Haram enclave at Malam Fatori in Abadam LGA. He added that the troops engaged the terrorists at the enclave.
“Without any attempt to return fire, the cowardly criminals scampered into the nearby bushes in complete disarray. Subsequently, the troops immediately embarked on an exploitation of this success by pursuing them along their withdrawal route.