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Troops Eliminate Six Boko Haram Terrorists, Rescue 48 Hostages In Borno.

Nigerian Army
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Troops of the Nigerian Army (NA) have eliminated six members of Boko Haram and rescued 48 hostages during a fighting patrol in the Fulatari and Kago villages of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. 

The rescued hostages includes, one adult male, 20 adult females, and 27 children.

The Nigeria Army disclosed this on Thursday, May 16 via its X handle.

It reads: “In a significant blow to terrorists in the North East and North West , valiant troops of the Nigerian Army engaged in Counter-terrorism operations have successfully exterminated 6 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and rescued 48 hostages. The troops had the encounter with the terrorists during a fighting patrol in the Fulatari and Kago villages of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.

“The encounter led to a fierce exchange of fire, after which the overwhelmed terrorists fled the scene, abandoning their hostages.

“The quick action of the troops resulted in the liberation of the hostages, including one adult male, 20 adult females, and 27 children. Additionally, the troops recovered

a Phantom Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC)a 60mm mortar tube, a bandolier, three AK-47 rifle magazines, five rounds of 7.62mm x 51mm ammunition and a bicycle.”