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Soldiers of operation lafia dole in
the North East have killed 13 members of the Boko Haram as well as rescued 58
hostages, comprising 35 women and 23 children.

Also, the soldiers destroyed a
night market operated by Boko Haram at Boboshe, Bomboshe and Sinbaya, in Dikwa
Local Government Area of Borno State.

Director, Army Public Relations,
Brigadier-General Sani Usman, who revealed this in a statement yesterday, said
soldiers from 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Brigade, while on clearance
operation in the area, removed Boko Haram flags and recovered six Isuzu
vehicles, three motorcycles and grinding machines. Also, the soldiers
discovered a vehicle repair workshop at Anaduwa village, where they arrested
the terror group’s food storekeeper.

Other items recovered from the
terrorists include five pump action guns, two pumping machines, eight vehicle
tyres and one battery.

Usman lamented that one soldier
sustained injury during the operation, but said he was receiving medical
attention and in stable condition.

The statement said: “As part of the
clearance operations of remnants and fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in the North
East, troops have continuously been carrying out raids, patrols and cordon
operations.

It is in that regards that troops
of 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Brigade, Nigerian Army on ‘Operation LAFIYA
DOLE,’ conducted joint operations with vigilantes and civilian JTF in suspected
Boko Haram terrorists’ hide outs in their area of responsibility. Within the
last two days, they have carried out quite a number of patrols and clearance
operations in various villages and towns in Dikwa Local Government Area of
Borno State.

“On Thursday 13th January 2017,
with the assistance of some local vigilantes and civilian JTF, the troops
carried out fighting patrols and clearance operations in Awada and Sinbaya
villages. During the operations, the troops met stiff resistance towards
Sinbaya, from suspected Boko Haram terrorists, in which they neutralised eight
terrorists.

“They also carried out similar
clearance operation at Anaduwa village, where they removed Boko Haram
terrorists flags and recovered four Isuzu vehicles and three motorcycles.  The troops also rescued 37 persons held
captives, comprising 23 women and 14 children.

“Yesterday, they also carried out a
joint patrol to Talwari village, which served as harbour area for Boko Haram
terrorists as well as Agulari, Kirinari, 
Gubdori  and Yale villages.  Although the terrorists had abandoned the
locations, the troops observed suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ activities,
such as abandoned flags in the area. They also arrested the terrorists’ food
storekeeper and recovered two Isuzu vehicles, grinding machines and vehicles
workshop.

“In addition, they recovered five
pump action guns, two pumping machines, eight vehicle tyres and one battery.”

He stated that the troops proceeded
to Dagumba, Boboshe, Kajeri, Boskoro and Saleri and cleared the areas,
revealing: “The troops discovered and destroyed suspected Boko Haram terrorists
night market at Boboshe and neutralised five terrorists. They also rescued 21
persons held by the Boko Haram terrorists that comprise of 12 women and nine
children.”

According to the army spokesman,
the patrol also recovered one Toyota truck at Kajeri and arrested one Boko
Haram terrorist in Boskoro village.”

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