Nigerian Troops working on wiping the country clean of the Islamic Terrorist group Boko Haram, rescued 455 captives mostly women and children from the camps of the terrorists in villages located in Kala Balge LGA.
They carried an extensive raid on the several hideouts of the terrorists in Kala Balge Local Government area of Borno State killing scores while many ran into the bush with bullet wounds.
The terrorist group also abandoned a newly constructed logistic base, when the Troops face them at Shirawa. The terrorist group backed out when they could not withstand the firepower of the Troops.
A statement signed by Brigadier General Sani Usman, Director of Army Public Relations confirming the offensive said,
“In continuation of the clearance operation of suspected hideouts of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in their respective areas of responsibility, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have been doing very well.
“It is in this regards that troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Task Force Brigade, today carried out a major offensive against suspected hideouts of Boko Haram terrorists at Artano, Saduguma, Duve and Bordo.
“The offensive also spread to Kala, Bok, Magan, Misherde, Ahisari, Gilgil, Mika, Hiwa, Kutila and Shirawa settlements, all in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
“At the Kutila village, the troops came under heavy attack from the terrorists. “The troops responded and dealt with the Boko Haram terrorists by neutralizing and routing them out of the area. “Several others escaped into the thick forest with gunshot wounds. “The troops recovered 1 Gun truck, 1 Canter vehicle and 1 pick up from the terrorists.
“The gallant soldiers proceeded further to clear Bok, Misherde, Mika and Kutila also in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, where they liberated 455 persons held hostages by the terrorists. “The rescued persons after thorough screening have been moved to Rann Internally Displaced Persons camp.”