Counter Insurgency: 25 Hostages Rescued by Army Troops From Terrorist Den, Reunites 4 Victims With Families in Kaduna

The Nigerian army troops in an unrelenting effort to clear remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) enclaves in Borno and contiguous states have rescued 25 hostages held captive by BHTs.

The successful rescue operations, according to army spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu was conducted by Troops of 144 Battalion in conjunction with Hybrid Force, extricated 14 hostages in a clearance operation at Gobara village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state on Saturday 26 August 2023. 

General Nwachukwu noted that the rescued persons include 6 women and 8 children. 

In a similar operation on Sunday 27 August 2023, troops of 82 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with Hybrid Force, raided the BHT enclave in Gava Village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State and rescued 11 civilians. All rescued victims are presently in troops' custody undergoing profiling. 

In a separate operation also on 27 August 2023, seven members of a BHT family surrendered to troops of 81 Division Task Force Battalion in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State. The family comprised three adults and four children. 

In an anti-banditry operation on 27 August 2023 in Kaduna State, troops of 2 Battalion, Nigerian Army, acting on actionable information neutralized one criminal and freed four kidnap victims in Kwana Shehu Village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The rescued victims have since been reunited with their families.

The Nigerian army enjoined the public to support the troops with credible information to enhance ongoing operations across the country.


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