Monday, June 12, 2017 7:31 am
Nigerian Army said its troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian in conjunction with some Civilian JTF on Sunday acted on credible and confirmed information about the convergence of some elements of suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Jarawa village, Kala Balge Local Government Area, Borno State, and carried out a successful clearance operation along the axis.
Brigadier General Sani Usman, Director, Army Public Relations said in a statement that about a kilometre to Jarawa village, the troops entered heavy Boko Haram terrorists’ ambush, which they successfully cleared after some minutes of fire fight.
He added that the troops followed up the clearance of the ambush with hot pursuit of the fleeing insurgents into the nearby forest.
The Army spokesperson added that the troops were able to neutralize a large number of Boko Haram terrorists including the notorious Abu Nazir, the terrorists’ Amir in Jarawa during the operation.
He added that they also captured several weapons including an AK-47 rifle, one double barrel gun, one primed heavy Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and 3 Motorcycles while nine abducted children undergoing training at the terrorists’ training camp in the village were also freed.
The Army added that the minors have been evacuated and are being given preliminary humanitarian assistance in preparation to handing them over to Kala Balge Internally Displaced Persons Camp Management Committee.