Soldiers kill 14 terrorists in Borno, rescue children

soldiers kill 14 terrorists in borno, rescue children
soldiers kill 14 terrorists in borno, rescue children

The Nigerian military has stormed terrorist hideouts in Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State, in Amdaga, Balazola, Ndakaine, Jango, Sabah, and Gobara.

During the operations, troops associated with Operation Hadin Kai and the Civilian Joint Task Force cleared the terrorists’ hideouts and killed 14 of them.

According to reports, the agents rescued 100 terrorists’ family members, including 33 women and 67 children.

Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, Director of Defence Media Operations, announced this to media at Defence headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, while providing Nigerians with an update on military operations in the Northeast part of the country from May 19 to June 2.

The forces also recovered a truck belonging to the Borno State Road Maintenance Agency that had been stolen by militants on the old Marte Road in February.

According to the senior military commander, the terrorists fled in disorder due to the superior firepower of the troops, abandoning their homes and loved ones.

Moreover, on May 31, forces repelled an onslaught by terrorists at Firm Base Arege in Borno’s Abadam Local Government Area and inflicted significant fatalities on the militants, while others fled in disarray.

“Overall, the troops recovered 10 AK-47 weapons, 5 AK-56 rifles, 2 FN rifles, 227 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 7 AK-47 magazines, and 1 PKM pistol.

Also retrieved were an anti-aircraft gun, 164 rounds of anti-aircraft ammunition, 111 rounds of Shilka ammunition, a gun truck, a Shilka barrel, two dane guns, two improvised explosive devices, a car engine, four trollies, and a water pump machine.

100 relatives of terrorists, including 33 women, were also rescued by the military. Also, troops neutralised fourteen terrorists and apprehended fifteen.

Accordingly, all of the apprehended, rescued family members of terrorists, and recovered objects have been turned over to the proper authorities for further action.

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