Troops Rescue 42 Women, 51 Children Used As Labourers in Terrorists’ Camps

  • Troops Rescue 42 Women, 51 Children and 2 Men
  •  Neutralise Three Terrorists

Operation LAFIYA DOLE, the troops of 112 Task Force Battalion and 22 Brigade in collaboration with members of Civilian Joint Task Force and Vigilante group in continuation of the ongoing clearance operations tagged “Halaka Dodo” within Sector 1 on Saturday 22 June, 2019 conducted a robust clearance operation to Kobe and Boboshe villages respectively in Borno state.

Colonel Sagir Musa, the Acting Director Army Public Relations in a statement revealed that the troops discovered newly established camps at Dubula village with some bicycles and motorcycle tracks and it was destroyed with one of the terrorists neutralised while trying to escape.

Items recovered include two terrorists’ flags, two copies of Quran, One Generator Set and two bicycles. Additionally, 13 women and 26 children were rescued during the operation.

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“24 out of the children rescued were administered with polio vaccines by Nigerian Army Regimental Medical Officers in line with the Chief of Army Staff directive on the collaboration between the Nigerian Army and National Primary Health Care Development Agency to reach out to areas not captured in the polio vaccination exercise.”

In a similar operation, the Acting Commanding Officer of 202 Battalion in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force, Vigilante and Hunters group conducted a robust offensive clearance operation to Tafana 1 and Tafana 2 villages.

The troops came in contact with some terrorists who fled their camps on sighting the approach of the ferocious troops in Mines Resistance Anti Patrol vehicles and neutralised some of them.

“During the operation, 2 men, 29 women and 25 children were also rescued.

“Other items recovered includes two boxes filled with Quraan, two terrorists’ flags, five bicycles, five SIM cards of different networks and assorted clothing materials.

“In all the operations and victims so far rescued, it was observed that with the coming of the rainy season, farmers are preparing for the farming season, while the terrorists are also using women and children as farm slaves (labourers) in their farmlands to meet up with daily feeding challenges due to food drought in the forest sustained by the nobly ferocious operations of Nigerian Army troops.”

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Musa said due to this circumstance, troops have been directed by the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai to upscale their patriotism and continue to dominate the battlespace with aggressive decisive clearance operations from all flanks to ensure the looming defeat of terrorists of whatever shades in North East Zone.

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