By OKOSUN OKHUELEIGBE
The Nigerian military on Wednesday in Abuja announced the rescue of 338 abductees and cleared more Boko Haram camps in parts of Borno State.
The Director of Army Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, who confirmed this said that the troops were able to kill 30 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered assorted weapons and cash.
Usman said: “Troops of 28 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, deployed at Bitta and Pridang carried out a successful raid on suspected Boko Haram terrorists camps at Bulajilin and Manawashe villages along Bita and Damboa road at the fringes of Sambisa forest on Tuesday.
“The unit also rescued 338 persons that were held captive by the terrorists in the enclaves. The rescued persons which comprised of eight male , 138 female and 192 children have since been evacuated to Mubi.
“Troops also recovered arms and ammunitions during the raid operation which included a General Purpose Machine Gun and 2 Dane Guns, 150 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO), 6 boxes of 7.62mm (NATO) and 3 cutlasses.
Col Usman added that a total of N153, 385 was retrieved from the terrorists. He appealed to Nigerians to be security conscious and report suspicious individuals to the security agencies.