Troops of the 21 Brigade, Nigerian Army, on clearance operations at Bulari, Tori 1, 2 and 3 in Borno State on Thursday, successfully cleared the general area of remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists.
A statement issued by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said during the operation, 10 terrorists were killed and one was captured alive.
Mr. Usman, a Colonel, however, regretted to announce the death of two civilian JTF accompanying the troops during the operation.
He said the troops were able to rescue seven civilians and recovered a Volkswagen Golf car, 15 bicycles and various bags of foodstuffs.
In the same vein, the army spokesman said troops of 22 Brigade intercepted 26 persons comprising mostly women and children, coming towards Adah village in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.
He said upon interrogation, they revealed that they were held hostage by Boko Haram terrorists, but managed to escape as their captors were moving towards Lake Chad general area because of troops presence.
The troops yesterday also carried out a fighting patrol, cordon and search operation along Dikwa-Marte road, Kaje, Selenge, Manekura, Mane Gana and Gawayi villages.
The statement said while the troops did not have any encounter with the terrorists, they recovered 5 motorcycles, 6 Boko Haram terrorists’ flags and 4 bags of grinded corn in Mane Gana village.
They also rescued 3 women and 5 children at the same village.
Col. Usman said the rescued persons told the troops that their husbands were actually Boko Haram terrorists, who fled towards Lake Chad area due to immense pressure from the military clearance operations.