167 Boko Haram fighters captured, many killed

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File Photo: Some captured Boko Haram fighters

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed several Boko Haram members and captured 167 others during an intensified offensive on the terrorists’ enclaves in the Islands around the Lake Chad region.

Deputy Director of Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, revealed this in a statement on Friday.

According to him, the ongoing operation commenced about two weeks ago with coordinated air and artillery bombardments on Boko Haram enclaves while ground troops moved in to clear the areas.

Colonel Nwachukwu said the gallant troops also rescued and profiled 67 women and 173 children who revealed during profiling exercise that they are family members of insurgents who fled as a result of the offensive.

He said arrangement was ongoing to hand them over to authorities of Internally Displaced…

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