Army Combat Team Neutralize Terrorists, Rescue 78 Kidnapped Women and Children

The gallant troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army have continued to pounce on the vestiges of the Islamic State of West African Province and their JAS counterpart in North East Nigeria. 

In an aggressive clearance patrol conducted on Friday, 22 March 2024, according to the Army spokesperson,  Maj.General Onyema Nwachukwu by a Combat Team (CT) of the Division, troops  successfully cleared 6 villages where terrorists hibernated with their hostages. 

He said during the operation, the CT came in contact with the terrorists and fiercely engaged them in a gun battle, eliminating 5  of the terrorists. The valiant troops also rescued 78 persons, comprising 35 women and 43 children held hostage by the terrorists.

The enclaves and villages cleared by the CT include Ngurusoye, Sabon Gari, Mairamri 1 and 2, Bula Dalo, and Bula Dalo extension. Other areas also cleared are Yamanci and Gargaji general areas. Items recovered are one terrorists' flag, a mobile phone belonging to the terrorists. The rescued victims are in custody for preliminary investigation and profiling. 

The troops have continued to maintain momentum in the ongoing Operations Desert Sanity III to rid the North East of terrorists and insurgents.

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