The Nigerian Army, Wednesday, announced the arrest of 77 Boko Haram terrorists and the rescue of 247 captives in Borno State.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, in Abuja.
According to the statement, the troops of the 81 Battalion, the 251 Task Force Battalion, and 25 Task Force Brigade achieved the feat on May 31, 2016.
The statement states that the troops rescued 157 persons comprising 47 women, 91 children, and 19 men who have been in Boko Haram captivity at Gombiri Village, adding that the rescued persons were being screened and interrogated to ascertain their true status.
79 persons comprising 12 men, 24 women, 31 children and 12 infants, held at Ngwalimiri village by the insurgents but escaped from the location, were also rescued.
Continuing, Usman added that another patrol team of the Brigade rescued 11 captives comprising four men, two women and five children who were said to have fled the terrorists’ hideout at Uvaha.
The Army Spokesman further disclosed that 77 insurgents surrendered to the troops of the 122 Task Force Battalion same day.
They have, according to the statement, been moved to Yamteke by troops for preliminary investigation and screening.
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