The Army headquarters said it’s troops of 144 Battalion have successfully rescued 25 hostages held captive by Boko Haram Terrorists following an unrelenting effort by the troops to clear the remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) enclaves in Borno and contiguous states.
A signed statement by the Director,Army Public Relations, Brigadier General, Onyema Nwachukwu made available to Newsmen in Newsmen in Abuja indicates that the gallant troops 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 noting that the rescued persons include 6 women and 8 children.
He added that in a similar operation on Sunday 27 August 2023, troops of 82 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with Hybrid Force, raided BHT enclave in Gava Village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State and rescued 11 civilians who are presently in troops’ custody undergoing profiling.
Also on 27 August 2023, the Army spokesman stated that 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 also 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. Gen. Nwachukwu noted
He further enjoined members of the public to continue to support the troops with credible information to enhance ongoing operations across the country.