[PHOTOS] Nigerian Troops Terminate Boko Haram Commander, Rescue 241 Women, Children
May. 28, 2020
A vicious Boko Haram commander has been killed by troops attached to Sector 1 of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in an operation which led to the rescue of 241 kidnapped victims from the terrorist group's captivity in Mudu village in Borno state.
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The Defence headquarters said in a statemend today, May 28, that the kidnapped victims were rescued during an operation on May 23.
They include 105 women and 136 children.
The DHQ stated further that Twelve (12) Boko Haram terrorists were killed during the operation.
"In a related development, troops of 151 Battalion on May 24 killed three more sect members during a crossfire in Firgi area in the state.
"In the same vein, troops of the 155 Battalion Banki Junction carried out exploitation operation towards Sambisa forest in pursuit of fleeing BHTs.
"The dogged efforts of the troops yielded uncommon success as two (2) terrorists dead bodies, heavy cache of assorted arms, ammunition and other equipment were recovered."
The recovered items include:
"1 x Cobra APC, 1 x Dushka Anti Aircraft Gun, 1 x AK 47 rifle, 1 x FN rifle and 3 x Hand Grenades. Others are 2 x AK 47 magazines, 1 x FN rifle magazine, 78 x rounds of 12.7mm AA ammunition, 25 x rounds of 7.62mm special, 25 x rounds of locally fabricated Ak 47 rifle and a blanket.
In summary, the number of BHTs neutralised and items captured are:
1. 20 x BH/ISWAP terrorists - were forced to permanent sleep
2. 1 x Cobra APC
3. 1 x Dushka AA Gun
4. 1 x AK 47 Rifle
5. 1 x FN Rifle
6. 3 x Hand Grenades
7. 2 x AK 47 Rifle magazines
8. 1 x FN Rifle Magazine
9. 78 x Rounds of 12.7mm AA ammunition
10. 25 x Rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition
11. 25 x Rounds of locally fabricated ammunition
12. 2 x Motorcycle
13. 4 x Bicycles
14. 1 x Amplifier
15. 1 x Battery
16. 2 x Sewing Machines
17. 4 x BHTs' Flags
18. 241 x Civilians Rescued (105 x Women and 136 x Children)'' he said
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