The Nigerian military on Monday said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole fighting insurgents in the North-East killed nine terrorists during a clearance operation in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.
Coordinator of Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, in a statement said acting on credible intelligence on the activities of terrorists at Hamdaga Makaranta town in Gwoza, troops of 192 Battalion supported by the Air Task Force on 6 September 2020 raided the location.
He said, “Troops also cleared nine identified isolated BHT/ISWAP structures and farmlands in the area.
“Furthermore, they successfully rescued seven kidnapped victims comprising two females and five children.
“Currently the gallant troops have dominated the area with aggressive patrols.”
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OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE: TROOPS NEUTRALISE BOKO HARAM/ISWAP ELEMENTS, RESCUE KIDNAPPED VICTIMS IN GWOZA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BORNO STATEhttps://t.co/RuO8bFKuZP pic.twitter.com/vMAu6iuiwM
Enenche said that the military high command had congratulated the force for their gallantry, dexterity and courage, urging them to intensify the onslaught against the criminal elements in the North-East.