Troops Rescue 17 Civilians In Borno State


The troops of Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI deployed to the Forward Operational Base (FOB) along Maiduguri – Damaturu road have rescued17 Civilians from a kidnap attempt by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.

The terrorists who came in a drove on Wednesday, 7 July, 2021 had attempted an infiltration into Auno village through the Rail Line adjacent to the community, but were quickly intercepted by the vigilant troops in a fierce gun duel.

According to a statement from the Army Spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyeam Nwachukwu further exploitation conducted by troops of 7 Division Garrison and 212 battalion, immediately after quelling the infiltration attempt by the terrorists, resulted in the successful rescue of the  commuting civilians, who were abducted during the attack at Kontori along Maiduguri – Damaturu road.

The  rescued civilians have been adequately documented and handed over to officials of Rapid Response Squad for further action.

It was during the attack that own troops were involved in a road traffic accident, while responding to a distress call from the area.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has commended the troops’ commitment and decisive operations against the terrorists.

He also expressed his readiness and resolve to support the troops with requisite logistics and welfare to enhance their operational efficiency.