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Troops rescue 27 hostages in North East

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The Nigerian Army on Tuesday, claimed that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have rescued 27 persons from Boko Haram insurgents.

The army said troops of 7 Division Garrison rescued the hostages while conducting a clearance operation of terrorists’ den in Borno State.

The clearance operation, according to a statement by the army, was conducted along Goni Gambomi, Kadamari, Melim, Gondori and Jantilu in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno.

It said the exercise was carried out in conjunction with troops of Sector 1 and elements of Nigerian Army Super Camp 4 in the North East

The statement read: “Among them were eight adult males, one adult female, and six children.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that they spent three days wandering in the bush trying to link up with any community where they could find succour.

“They were promptly evacuated and the adult females and children were handed over to NYSC IDP Camp while the adult males were handed over to 7 Military Intelligence Brigade for profiling and subsequent integration into the IDP Camp.

“In the same vein, troops of 82 Div Task Force Battalion at Strong Response Area Ngoshe while conducting clearance operations in Ngoshe and Pulka general area in Gwoza LGA of Borno State also rescued 12 locals.

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“Among them were two female adults and 10 children. They were later screened, documented and handed over to officials of the International Organization for Migrants at Pulka IDP Camp.

“In a related development, on 5th October 2019, troops deployed at Njimitilo and Dalori in Kondugha LGA and Maiduguri Municipal Council of Borno State respectively conducted Operation Positive Identification at various Check Points and Crossing Points.

“The operation was aimed at identifying and arresting fleeing Boko Haram criminals as well as their informants, sympathizers and logistics suppliers who are evidently finding the Theatre more and more untenable.”

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