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Troops kill 75 insurgents, rescue 35 abductees

From Okodili Ndidi, Abuja 

No fewer than 35 individuals, together with 18 girls, 16 youngsters and one grownup male kidnapped by Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists have been rescued by troops within the final one month, the navy has mentioned.

Additionally throughout the time below assessment, in line with a press release by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Main-Common John Enenche, 75 of the terrorists have been killed, whereas many others surrendered following intensified navy onslaught throughout the Northeast theatre of Operation Lafiya Dole.

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A cache of ammunition together with “one anti-aircraft gun, 13 AK 47 rifles, one sniper rifle, 21 regionally made weapons, 2 dane weapons and one rocket-propelled gun.

Others embrace three hand grenades, 5 rocket-propelled gun bombs, 205 rounds of anti-aircraft ammunition and 1018 rounds of seven.62mm Particular ammunition,” was captured throughout the interval, the assertion added.

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“It  is obvious from current encounters with Boko Haram/ISWAP that the resilience of the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole is being sustained throughout the Northeast Theater of operation ensuing to excessive BHT/ISWAP casualties on each males and gear in addition to seize or surrendering of a few of their fighters,” the assertion mentioned additional.

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