Wednesday, October 28, 2015 11:56 am
Nigerian Troops of 28 Task Force Brigade deployed at Bitta and Pridang killed 30 Boko Haram terrorists in raids on the militant camps at Bulajilin and Manawashe villages along Bita and Damboa road at the fringes of Sambisa forest on Tuesday.
The Defence Headquarters in a statement Wednesday morning also said 338 captives of the militants were rescued in the enclaves raided.
The rescued persons which comprised of 8 male, 138 females and 192 children, have been evacuated to Mubi.
Troops also recovered arms and ammunitions during the raids which include 1 General Purpose Machine Gun and 2 Dane Guns, 150 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO), 6 boxes of 7.62mm (NATO) and 3 cutlasses.
In a related development, troops based on a tip off, ambushed and killed four suspected Boko Haram terrorists on a suicide bombing mission to Gubula, Madagali Local Government Area, Adamawa State.
The troops recovered 2 AK-47 rifles, some Unexploded Ordinances (UXOs), mortar bombs and cash of N153,385k.
The raids coincided with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai’s operational visit to the Brigade Headquarters in Mubi.
Defence Headquarters said the successful operations have further degraded the terrorists.