Boko Haram: Nigeria, Cameroon in Massive Joint Clearance Operations of Terrorists

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Troops of  152  and 155 Task Force  Battalions at Operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjunction with troops of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) from Cameroon, conducted a massive joint clearance operation of suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Monday along Nigeria-Cameroon borders.

According to a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the unprecedented clearance operation swept through over 10 suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts along the border in which they killed 22 terrorists, arrested  3 Ameers (commanders) and  rescued  abducted persons.

army troops_1Usman further stated that during the operation the troops cleared Nbaga, Bula, Dabube, Ybiri, Greya and Suduwa towns and other adjoining settlements. The towns and settlements were occupied by suspected fleeing Boko Haram terrorists who escaped from villages previously cleared by troops of the Nigerian Army.

The apprehended terrorists commanders  include Lawal Abba, Mallam Hisna and Mallam Gana in Shatte, Bulla Jaja and Bula Burra towns.

The troops also rescued  1,275 persons held hostage by the terrorists. The rescued persons are being administered  and screened by 152 Taskforce  Battalion pending onward movement to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp.

It is gratifying to note that the operation was a huge success as there was no casualty  or injury on the  troops.

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