The Nigerian Army headquarters has said that troops attached to the 155 Task Force Battalion rescued 14 hostages and recovered weapons from Boko Haram insurgents.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, in a statement on Sunday, said the troops of 155 Task Force Battalion conducted a patrol to Nimila village on Sunday, rescuing 14 persons from the clutches of Boko Haram terrorists and recovered weapons.
“In continuation of the ongoing clearance operations of suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts, troops of 155 Task Force Battalion conducted a patrol to Nimila village today during which they rescued 14 persons from the clutches of Boko Haram terrorists and recovered weapons. The rescued persons were mostly women and children.
“The troops also recovered 3 Dane Guns; a single barrel and 2 double barrels. They further recovered 3 motor cycles abandoned by the terrorists, in addition to 2 mobile telephone handsets,” Mr. Usman said.