Troops of the Nigerian military said it had rescued an aged man from the captivity of Boko Haram during crossfire.
statement by the spokesman for the military counter-insurgency in the
North-East (Operation Lafiya Dole), Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, read, “Troops
of the Operation Lafiya Dole have rescued an aged man who was held
hostage by the elements of Boko Haram terrorist group in Gobara, a
village in the Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.”
statement added, “In a rare display of bravery and humaneness, a Platoon
Commander of the 192 Battalion, Lt. Asajwun Ahmadu, rescued and
personally carried on his shoulders, the feeble aged man who had been
caught up in the exchange of fire between the troops and the insurgents
during an offensive to clear insurgents out of their hideouts in Gobara
on Friday, May 11, 2018. The rescued man is currently receiving medical
attention at the 192 Battalion Medical Reception Centre.
the advance to conduct the offensive at Gobara, the counter-insurgency
troops uncovered and successfully detonated three Improvised Explosive
Devices buried by Boko Haram insurgents around the Damboa Bridge,
Fadakwe and Fadakwe Christian areas, respectively.
offensive, the gallant troops killed two insurgents and destroyed their
camp, logistics and IED factory during the firefight. The troops also
recovered eight Dane guns, one G3 Magazine, one IED-making device,
unexploded ordnance, three tool boxes, three machetes, electric cable
and a Boko Haram flag.
“The troops have also exploited further to
clear Shiyadawe, Shiyadawe Bulama and Shiyadawe Fulani, all in the
Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.”