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Borno: Nigerian soldiers free civilians amid gunfight with Boko Haram

The troops of Sector 1 Operation Hadin Kai have rescued 17 civilians from being kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno.

• July 13, 2021
Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram
A composite of Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram used to illustrate the story

The troops of Sector 1 Operation Hadin Kai, deployed at the Forward Operational Base along Maiduguri-Damaturu road, have rescued 17 civilians from being kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said the terrorists had attempted to infiltrate Auno village through a rail line adjacent to the community, but the troops quickly intercepted them in a fierce gun duel.

According to him, further “exploitation” conducted by 7 Division Garrison and 212 battalion troops resulted in the rescue of civilians abducted during the attack at Kontori along Maiduguri-Damaturu road.

“Recall that it was during the said attack that our troops were involved in a road traffic accident while responding to a distress call from the area. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, commended the troops’ commitment and decisive operations against the terrorists.

“Yahaya also expressed his readiness and resolve to support the troops with requisite logistics and welfare to enhance their operational efficiency,” he said.


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