Again Nigerian Troops Clear Boko Haram In Kala Balge, Rescue 520 Hostages

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A statement by Colonel Sani Usman, acting Director, Army
Public Relations stated that in furtherance of efforts to make the North East
safe and secure from the nefarious and criminal activities of the remnants of
Boko Haram terrorists, troops of newly inducted 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade, in
conjunction with Army Headquarters Strike Group (AHQ SG) and the Armed Forces
Special Forces (AFSF), carried out a spectacular clearance operation on
Tuesday, 22nd March 2016 and cleared the remnant of Islamist sect, Boko Haram
in Kala Balge and also rescued 520 hostages held by the terrorists.
Part of his statement read;
“The triumphant troops apart from killing 22 terrorists
cleared pockets of the terrorists in Wumbi, Tunish, Tilem and Malawaji. Others
are Makaudari, Daima, Buduli, Sadigumo, Jiwe, Sidigeri and Kala villages. The
troops also rescued 309 persons held captives by the terrorists.”
“They also discovered and destroyed the terrorists training
camp, factory, locally made weapons and warehouse at Tilem and then secured
Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area.”

“In a related development, troops of 3 Battalion with the
support of Civilian JTF also conducted a fighting patrol at Kusumma village in
which they killed 3 Boko Haram terrorists and captured one alive.
“They also rescued 520 persons held hostage by the
terrorists and recovered 1 motorcycle, weapons and axes.
“The troops, basking in the unprecedented achievement, are
also making efforts to clear remnants of the terrorists in the surrounding
areas.”

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