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BREAKING: 21 Boko Haram fighters killed, as troops rescue 1,623 persons held captives in terrorist enclave

BREAKING: 21 Boko Haram fighters killed, as troops rescue 1,623 persons held captives in terrorist enclave

- About 1,623 person held in the den of Boko Haram, have been rescued

- The former captives were saved by the troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army on Operation LAFIYA DOLE, assisted by ten civilian (JTF)

- They were recovered after the troops carried out an offensive on suspected location of Boko Haram terrorists at Jarawa general area, Kala Balge LGA of Borno state

Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army on Operation LAFIYA DOLE, assisted by ten civilian JTF, have rescued a total of 1,623 persons held captive by members of the Boko Haram terrorists group in Borno state.

BREAKING: 1,623 persons held captives by Boko Haram released by troops

BREAKING: 1,623 persons held captives by Boko Haram released by troops

According to a statement released last night by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the successful rescue operation was based on information received, yesterday by the troops by the civilian JTF intimating them to act for the safety of the captives.

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BREAKING: 1,623 persons held captives by Boko Haram released by troops

The captives were rescued after a joint effort offensive between the Nigerian troops and men of the JTF

The troops, according to Usman, had embarked on offensive on suspected location of Boko Haram terrorists at Jarawa general area, Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State based on the tip-off. But the statement said while advancing, the troops came under heavy fire at Jarawa village and responded decisively.

They went further to clear Deima, Artano, Saduguma, Duve, Bardo, Kala, Bok, Msherde and Ahirde settlements.

BREAKING: 1,623 persons held captives by Boko Haram released by troops

Medical attention is very essential for the many who have been trapped in the terrorists den. The troops medical personnel administered medications to the children after the rescue operation

“During the operation, the troops neutralized 21 Boko Haram terrorists, rescued 1,623 residents of Jarawa who were held captives by the terrorists.

“They also recovered three AK-47 Rifles with registration numbers 565222414, 563729686 and UF 3646, a 36 Hand Grenade, 12 Cutlasses and four motorcycles," the statement added.

"The rescued persons have been escorted to Rann Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp, while all the children were vaccinated," the statement added.

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