- The Nigerian Army public relations officer, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, has revealed that troops of the Armed Forces have intercepted a Boko Haram hostage in Borno state
- According to a report published by Chukwu on his Twitter page, the hostage, Zainab Mohammed is 15 years of age
- Mohammed was intercepted by men of the force on Sunday, July 29 somewhere in the Gubla area of the state
Nigerian military troops of 28 task force Brigade deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE on Sunday, July 29, has intercepted one Zainab Mohammed (15 years), at the Gubla area of Borno state who escaped from Boko Haram terrorists camp.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that troops in Borno killed five Boko Haram insurgents and captured a top commander of the group in the ongoing operation in Sambisa Forest and the Lake Chad basin.
Deputy director, army public relations of operation Lafiya Dole, Onyeama Nwachukwu, in a statement in Maiduguri, said troops also rescued three civilians, recovered vehicles and high calibre ammunition in various operations in the past two days.
NAIJ.com gathered that Nwachukwu said the troops engaged and neutralised a number of fleeing insurgents while attempting to escape the military blocking position in one of the cleared enclaves ‘Sabil-Huda’, deep in Sambisa Forest.
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