Troops rescue 9 minors from Boko Haram

Troops have arrested a large number of Boko Haram terrorists in Jarawa village of Borno State, including the notorious Abu Nazir, the terrorists’ Amir in the village.
A statement from the Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said the troops made the feat on Sunday during a clearance operation.
“Following credible and confirmed information about the convergence of some elements of suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Jarawa village, Kala Balge Local Government Area, Borno State, troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in conjunction with some Civilian JTF on June 11, 2017, carried out a successful clearance operation along that axis.
“At about a kilometre to Jarawa village, the troops entered heavy Boko Haram terrorists’ ambush, which they successfully cleared after about some minutes of firefight,” the statement said.
“They followed it up in hot pursuit of the fleeing insurgents into the nearby forest. They also captured several weapons including an AK-47 rifle, one double barrel gun, one primed heavy Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and three motorcycles,” it added.
The Army spokesman said the troops also rescued nine abducted children undergoing training at the terrorists’ camp in the village.
“The minors have been evacuated and are being given preliminary humanitarian assistance in preparation to handing them over to Kala Balge Internally Displaced Persons Camp Management Committee,” the statement said.

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