1,623 captives were rescued by Nigeria troops on Monday at the Jarawa village in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno, while 21 Boko Haram terrorists while also arrested.
The Statement was made by the army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the troops also recovered 3 AK-47 Rifles with registration numbers 565222414, 563729686 and UF 3646, a 36 hand grenade, 12 cutlasses and four motorcycles.
Usman said, “The rescued persons have been escorted to Rann Internally Displaced Persons Camp, while all the children were vaccinated.”
He said the troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade also cleared terrorists from Deima, Artano, Saduguma, Duve, Bardo, Kala, Bok, Msherde and Ahirde settlements, based on tip off.
“One significant aspect of this operation is that the unit noted for its experience in battle, resilience and bravery did not record any casualty,” the army spokesman said.