Additionally, troops of 151 Battalion on 26 May 2020 in their operation, had successfully captured one Cobra Armoured Personnel Carrier, amongst many other weapons from the terrorists.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations Maj. Gen. John Enenche, in a statement said, among the 241 rescued persons comprises of 105 Women and 136 Children.
Items recovered include: 4 BHT flags, 1 motorcycle, 2 bicycles, 1 amplifier and 2 sewing machines.
General Enenche confirmed that the rescued persons have since been safely evacuated from the village and are currently under medical observation, while the village has been cleared.
He said, there was no loss of life or equipment from the Nigerian troops.
The Coordinator also said, troops of 151 Battalion on 26 May 2020 successfully killed several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) including several suicide bombers, while numerous others fled with gun shot wounds.
According to him, the gallant troops succesfully engaged the criminal Boko Haram elements who were mounted on 10 Gun Trucks and attempted to simultaneously attack the troops’ locations at Banki Junction and Firgi in Bama LGA of Borno State under the cover of darkness.
The courageous troops however overpowered the terrorists with superior firepower and captured 1 Cobra Armoured Personnel Carrier, one Dushka Anti-Aircraft Gun, 1 AK 47 Rifle and 1 FN Rifle. Other items captured by the gallant troops include 3 Hand Grenades, 2 AK 47 Rifle magazines, one FN Rifle magazine, 78 rounds of 12.7mm Anti-Aircraft ammunition, 25 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and 25 rounds of fabricated 7.62mm ammunition from the criminals.
General.l Enenche further said, a prominent Boko Haram fighter popularly called Saad Karami had surrendered to the troops.
On 24 May 2020, a prominent Boko Haram fighter, Malam Adamu Yahaya AKA Saad Karami, who led the last attack on troops in Baga town and equally participated in attacks on Metele, Mairari, Bindiram, Kangarwa and Shetimari (Niger Republic) voluntarily surrendered to troops of 242 Battalion in Monguno.
Some items captured by Troops include 1 Cobra Armoured Personnel Carrier, 3 Hand Grenades, 1 Dushka Anti-Aircraft Gun, 2 AK 47 Rifle magazines, 1FN Rifle magazine, 78 rounds of 12.7mm Anti-Aircraft ammunition, 25 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition.
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