The Nigerian Army says it has rescued over 5,000 hostages held captive by the Boko Haram sect in several clearance operation in the northeast.
A statement issued by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, says that 10 terrorists were killed in the operation.
Colonel Usman added that one civilian JTF member was killed while a soldier, a Policeman and another civilian JTF member were wounded during the operation.
The statement noted that arms, ammunition and logistic equipment in large quantities were recovered from the terrorists.
In an earlier operation, a joint patrol team of Sector One of 27 Task Force Brigade and Army Headquarters Strike Group cleared the dreaded terrorists’ enclaves in Buhari, Matari and Kaidiri villages in Borno State.
Colonel Usman explained that the remnants of the terrorists at Kaidiri, on sighting the patrol team chickened out and withdrew in disarray into Niger Republic with gunshot wounds.
He added that the troops pursued them and got two Boko Haram terrorists while they recovered seven motorcycles and borehole equipment from them.