Troop Kills 9 terrorists, clear hideouts in Borno

The troops of 155 Task Force Battalion, 21 Brigade, Nigerian Army on Thursday 31st March 2016, once again met a huge success by killing nine suspected insurgents after rescuing 21 people held captive by the insurgents in Wulwuta village.

This was disclosed by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman Acting Director, Army Public Relations in a press statement on Saturday. He noted that during clearance operations troops discovered and destroyed Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory and cleared Boko Haram terrorists hide out in Wulwuta village, ahead of Jere, Bama Local Government Area of Borno state.

During the operation, Colonel Usman Kukasheka said, troops also killed 9 Boko Haram terrorists while one of their soldier was wounded in action. “The troops of 155 Task Force Battalion, 21 Brigade, Nigerian Army on Thursday 31st March 2016, once again met a huge success by killing nine suspected insurgents after rescuing 21 people held captive by the insurgents in Wulwuta village.

“The troops recovered 1 laptop, 1 solar panel, a pair of Nigerian military desert and woodland camouflage uniform each, as well as bandolier vest and 6 ready IEDs pressure plates.

Other recoveries include a loaded pistol with registration number D557954, 3 rounds of 7.65mm, 13 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunitions and combat boots, amongst others. “The gallant unit also rescued 21 persons held captives by the terrorists, comprising 8 men, 4 women and 9 children.

They have been moved to the Brigade Headquarters for further care, screening and eventual hand over to the appropriate agencies. “It is significant to state that the ever vigilant and professional troops noticed that the terrorists were determined to cause maximum casualty on them by stuffing 2 empty artillery shells and other cartridges with IED and batteries ready to explode.

They were however safely detonated by the Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) team attached to the unit”. The Army Spokesman told newsmen.

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