- Nigerian Army raided a Boko Haram hideout in Amdaga Madachi village, Gwoza LGA, Borno
- During the successful raid, the troops killed 14 terrorists and rescued 21 civilians
- The troops have been commended for their gallantry and urged to maintain the momentum
Troops of the Nigerian Army have raided a hideout used by Boko Haram terrorists in Amdaga Madachi village, Gwoza local government area, Borno state.
The development was made public in a statement signed by the director of Army public relations, Brig Gen Texas Chukwu.
In the statement released to NAIJ.com, Chukwu disclosed that the troops killed 14 terrorists and rescued 21 civilians during the raid.
The statement read: “Troops of 192 Battalion of 26 Task Force Brigade of Operation Lafiya Dole in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force neutralised 14 Boko Haram terrorists in a village suspected to harbour terrorists that ambushed a civilian vehicle in Pulka on Wednesday 5th September 2018.
“The troops attained the feat on Thursday, 6th September 2018, during an early hours clearance operation to Amdaga Madachi village in Gwoza local governmnent area in Borno state suspected to habour the terrorists.
“The troops engaged and subdued the terrorists following a superior fire power of troops in the village. Their aggressive posture, tactics and marksmanship resulted in the following: (a) the troops neutralised 14 Boko Haram terrorists; (b) rescued 21 civilians (6 women, 11 children, 4 men who are being attended to at the military hospital).
“The acting general officer commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, through the commander of 26 Task Force, Brigade Brigadier General Dahiru, has commended the troops for their gallantry, urging them to maintain the momentum by taking out all Boko Haram terrorists within the division area of responsibility.”
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Nigerian Army said it had unraveled a Facebook and other social media accounts allegedly used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members.
The artillery commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major Murtala Usman, who announced this at the Nigerian Army combat support training week in Maiduguri, said the social media accounts had 2,000 followers.
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