Nigerian troops rescue another 241 women, children abducted by Boko Haram
London, May 29, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole attached to the Army Super Camp 11 in Gamboru have rescued 241 women and children, abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists at Mudu town in Borno State.
The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, said in a release on Thursday that the abductees, comprising 105 women and 136 children, were rescued from the insurgents after a fierce gun battle during which 12 Boko Haram terrorists were killed.
The DHQ’s Defence Media Operations noted that the rescued persons had been safely evacuated from the village and were currently under medical observation.
The DMO Coordinator, Maj Gen John Enenche, said, “Troops of Army Super Camp 11 Gamboru under Sector 1 of Operation Lafiya Dole, while on clearance operation at Mudu town in Borno killed 12 Boko Haram terrorists.
“Troops also rescued 241 persons in captivity of the terrorists comprising 105 women and 136 children. Items recovered include; four Boko Haram flags, one motorcycle, and two bicycles. The rescued persons have been safely evacuated from the village and are currently under medical observation, while the village has been cleared. There was no loss of life or equipment from own troops.
“Also, troops of 151 Battalion on Wednesday killed several Boko Haram terrorists including several suicide bombers at Banki junction and Firgi in Bama LGA of Borno State.
“Also, a prominent Boko Haram fighter, Malam Adamu Yahaya, also known as Saad Karami, who led the last attack on troops in Baga town and equally participated in attacks on Metele, Mairari, Bindiram, Kangarwa and Shetimari (Niger Republic) voluntarily surrendered to troops of 242 Battalion in Monguno. This was as a result of the aggressive posture of the troops and artillery bombardments of terrorists’ suspected locations around the general area.