- Three Boko Haram terrorists have been neutralised by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno state
- During its clearance operation, the troops also rescued 33 family members of Boko Haram insurgents
Troops of 28 Brigade on Operation Lafiya Dole on Wednesday, April 11, while on clearance patrol in conjunction with hunters and vigilantes in Borno state had an encounter with some Boko Haram terrorists.
According to a statement sent to NAIJ.com by the director army public relations, Brigadier-General Texas Chukwu, three members of the Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised during the exchange of fire.
The troops also rescued 33 family members of Boko Haram terrorists comprising 15 women, 6 boys and 12 girls. However, their houses and property were also destroyed.
“The public are advised to always be vigilant and to report any suspected movements to the security agency,” the statement advised.
In an earlier report by NAIJ.com, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole on Friday, April 6, neutralised suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Barkin Dutse area of Adamawa state following a distress call from hunters.
A statement by the director army public relations, Brigadier-General Texas Chukwu, said the terrorists on sighting the troops opened fire which resulted in exchange of fire.
"Five Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized while some escaped into nearby caves during the encounter. Also, one hunter lost his life during the operation,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, about 95 former Boko Haram fighters are set to be reintegrated into the Nigerian society after series of training, vocational skills acquisition, and rehabilitation courses.
The repentant terrorists were trained by the Nigerian Army wing charged with the responsibility of Deracialising, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) in Gombe state.
NAIJ.com gathered that they were rehabilitated by instructors from departments and agencies from the federal government and the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) with the aim of retraining them to become law abiding citizens.
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