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Nigeria Troops Rescue 20 In Raids On Boko Haram Camps

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The Nigerian Army on Saturday confirmed that its troops rescued 20 abducted persons, after clearing four more suspected Boko Haram enclaves in Borno.

The media coordinator, Operation Lafiya Dole, Tukur Gusau, a Colonel, who disclosed in Maiduguri, said that the rescued persons comprised 14 children and six women

Gusau said that the military had already provided medical and other necessary attention to the affected persons, adding that the rescue was part of its continued raid to clear the Boko Haram terrorists from the North east.

On how the operation went, he said that “the troops of the 103 Battalion under 21 Brigade early on Saturday conducted a 23-kilometer wide clearance operation in Rigaga and its adjourning villages in Bama axis”.

He confirmed that four suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ enclaves along the route of the operation were cleared and a number of terrorists killed.

The operation’s spokesman said that two suspected terrorists were captured alive and are currently undergoing interrogation in accordance with the Nigerian Army rules of engagement.

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Gusau said that the army also recovered materials for making Improvised Explosive Devise, IED, in other operations around Lagaran Fulani and Ango Baya villages.

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