Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:22 am
As the Nigerian military pushes for the final defeat of Boko Haram terrorists, more gains are being recorded, with most of the camps falling to the Federal forces, Colonel Sani Usman, acting director of Army Public Relations said in a statement of Saturday.
Usman listed the latest gain of the troops to include the captured villages of Jerre and Dipchar. The terrorists camps located were destroyed.
The army also rescued 62 people fleeing from Bitti and Pulka by the advancing troops in the Bama axis.
“The troops are also combing all known enclaves of the terrorists within Bama, Banki and Pulka general area.
“In addition, due to the offensive action of the military, another fleeing 22 women 15 men and 40 children arrived Bama today.
The rescued persons looking haggard, dejected and obviously malnourished are being catered for by the troops pending the intervention of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA),” said Usman.
He added that the rescued persons have been cooperating with the military as they have been giving useful information that is assisting our troops in their offensive operations.
In a related development, Usman also revealed that eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered themselves to troops of 21 Brigade Nigerian Army on Saturday.
“The suspected terrorists are being investigated and screened for more information,” he added
The Army spokesman also revealed that a fleeing person, Bulama Bukar whose right hand was amputated by the terrorists in Sambisa about a year ago based on allegation of stealing a bag of beans was intercepted by troops at Jebra bridge on Saturday with his family.
He also informed that military Engineers are making tremendous progress in the repairs of the bridge linking Maiduguri and Gamboru Ngala that was blown by Boko Haram terrorists.
The bridge repairs would soon be completed.