Five terrorists were killed by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole which also rescued seven kidnapped victims at Hamdaga Makaranta town in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.
This was disclosed by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Monday.
He said the troops of 192 Battalion supported by the Air Task Force, raided the location and overwhelmed the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province elements during the operation, adding that many injured terrorists fled with gunshots, noting that the troops also cleared nine identified BHT/ISWAP structures and farmlands in the area.
‘Troops neutralize Boko Haram/ISWAP element, rescue kidnapped victims in Gwoza LGA, Borno State,’ read in part, adding that- “The troops successfully rescued seven kidnapped victims comprising two females and five children. Currently, the gallant troops have dominated the area with aggressive patrols.”
According to the statement, in continuation of the operations against armed banditry and cattle rustling in the North-Central zone, troops of Operation Whirl Stroke arrested four bandits and recovered arms and ammunition during two raids at identified bandits’ camps.