Military Dislodges Insurgents From Two Camps In Borno, Frees 59 Hostages
No fewer than 59 hostages have been freed by the Nigerian Army from Boko Haram's captivity when troops swooped on the insurgents at two of their camps in the Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, killing scores of the terrorists and destroying their camps.
Disclosing this Thursday at a media briefing in Maiduguri, the state capital, was the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Tukur Gusau.
According to Tukur, “Troops of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army conducted an offensive operation in Konduga LGA of Borno on Wednesday. The troops identified two suspected Boko Haram terrorists camps in a place called Kashimbiri and Warmure all in Konduga LGA.
“During the operation, a number of terrorists were killed. We also recovered a Land Rover Jeep and a tipper lorry used by the terrorists for their nefarious activities.
“Similarly, we also rescued 59 civilians in captivity of the terrorists. They are made up of 25 children, 29 women and five elderly men. We have since closed down the camps.”
The Army spokesperson said the rescued persons would be handed over to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for rehabilitation.
Narrating their ordeals in the hands of the insurgents at the briefing, some of the rescued persons hailed the gallantry of the army for the success of the operation.
Speaking on behalf of others, a resident of Warmure village, Mallam Modu Goni, disclosed that he was abducted at his farm by the insurgents and brutalised severally before the arrival of the liberating troops.
According to him, “The terrorists came in large number to abduct us while farming in our village last week, they used cloth to tie my hands in the back. I stayed for several days without food before the army rescued us yesterday.”