Nigerian Army Kills Five Terrorists, Rescues 78 in Borno State

The 7 Division undertook this operation on March 22, 2024, targeting six villages that had previously been under the control of terrorists.
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In devastating setback to terrorist activities in Borno State, Nigerian Army forces carried out effective clearance operations, killing five terrorists and freeing 78 hostages comprising 35 women and 43 children.

Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, announced on Saturday in Abuja.

Nwachukwu stated that the military has continued to target the remnants of the Islamic State of West African Province and their JAS counterparts in North East Nigeria.

The 7 Division undertook this operation on March 22, 2024, targeting six villages that had previously been under the control of terrorists, demonstrating the army's continuous determination to eradicate terrorism in the North East.

During the operation, a combat squad engaged in a vicious gun battle with the terrorists, killing five terrorists and liberating several villages.
The cleared villages include Ngurusoye, Sabon Gari, Mairamri 1 and 2, Bula Dalo, Bula Dalo extension, Yamanci, and Gargaji. These well-planned efforts highlight the Nigerian Army's determination to remove terrorist operating sites in the region, with the aim of restoring peace and security.

The operation also led to the recovery of materials such as a terrorist flag and a mobile phone, which are vital for information collection and future operations.

The rescued victims are presently undergoing preliminary investigation and profiling to aid in larger counter-terrorism operations. The successful rescue operation demonstrates the army's commitment to safeguarding civilians while combatting the insurgency.

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