Nigerian troops have successfully rescued 211 people from Boko Haram camp in Northeast of Borno State, Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, has said.
He said Nigerian troops also cleared Boko Haram terrorists out of Cingal Murye and Mala Maja.
Mala Maja is one of the terrorists hideouts, one Maiduguri resident told us on telephone.
“Following reported sighting of Boko Haram terrorists scavenging in some villages in northern Borno State, troops of 22 Brigade Garrison, Operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjunction with Civilian JTF, on Saturday embarked on fighting patrol to Cingal, Murye and Mala Maja villages and cleared them of the terrorists.
“During an encounter, the troops neutralized one Boko Haram terrorist and recovered 11 bicycles.
“The patrol team also rescued 211 civilians held captives by Boko Haram terrorists at Murye and Mala Maja village.
In addition, the patrol team escorted 2 heavy duty trucks and 18 pick up vans to recover Internally Displaced Persons’ foodstuff from Mala Maja,” he said.