Troops kill 5 Boko Haram, arrest spy, rescue 236 captives

  • As 77 terrorists surrendered

Nigerian Army has confirmed that its troops on counterterrorism operations in North-East have killed five Boko Haram terrorists, arrest a terrorists’ spy who hails from Niger Republic, and rescued as much as 236 captives from the terrorists.

Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman said in a statement that during an encounter at Moutu specifically, a soldier sustained an injury on the forehead while five Boko Haram terrorists were killed by the troops, and a few others were suspected to have escaped with gunshot wounds, even as the troops recovered three locally made guns.
Col. Usman revealed that troops of 7 Division Garrison arrested the 28-year-old suspected Boko Haram spy, Musa Mallam Aman, around the garrison headquarters complex in Maiduguri metropolis.
He said preliminary investigation confirmed that he hailed from Maradhi village in Niger Republic, adding that he was not alone as there were Boko Haram spies in Maiduguri.
“While efforts have been intensified to track and arrest his other accomplices, Musa has since been handed over to Joint Interrogation Committee, JIC,” Usman revealed.
The statement said the troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion, 25 Task Force Brigade, on May 30 received 79 persons who claimed to have been held captive by Boko Haram terrorists at Ngwalimiri village, but escaped.
“They comprised 12 men, 24 women, 31 children and 12 infants. All of them are undergoing preliminary investigation and screening to determine their status before onward movement to Internally Displaced Persons camp for rehabilitation.”
Similarly, the advancing troops linked up with their counterparts of 25 Task Force Brigade at Gombori village and rescued 157 persons escaping from Boko Haram captivity.
“The rescued persons comprised 47 women, 91 children, 19 men. They are currently undergoing preliminary investigation and thorough screening to also determine their status.
“In a related development, 77 Boko Haram terrorists have …Read More

Source:: Nigerian Pilot