Troops rescue 211 civilians, clear terrorists from 2 villages

Abuja, March 12, 2017 (TNE): The Nigerian Army says it has rescued 211 civilians held captive by the Boko Haram terrorists at Cingal Murye and Maja villages in Northern Borno.

Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Director Army Public Relations, said in a statement on Sunday that troops of 22 Brigade Garrison, Operation Lafiya Dole, rescued the victims during an operation in the villages on Saturday.

The statement stated that one terrorist was neutralised while 11 bicycles were recovered from other fleeing terrorists.

“In addition, the patrol team escorted two heavy duty trucks and 18 pickup vans to recover Internally Displaced Persons’ foodstuff from Mala Maja,” it added. (TNE)

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