Troops capture Boko Haram Commander, free about 178 hostages

he fight against insurgency in Nigeria is gaining momentum as the Nigerian troops capture a Boko Haram leader and frees over 178 hostages which includes women and children.

This is coming just a week after the troops rescued about 71 hostages from the same dreaded Boko haram sect.


The attack which took place along Aulari in Bama axis south of Maidguri in Borno State, saw a Boko Haram Leader captured by the Nigerian troops.

Confirming this statement was the public relations deputy director of the Nigerian Colonel Army Tukur Gusau.

He said;

“101 of the freed captives are children, 67 women and 10 men.

“Sequel to the ongoing operations to clear Boko Haram terrorists in its area of operations, the troops of 21 Brigade in conjunction with elements of 151 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division,
Nigerian army have conducted offensive operations along Aulari in Bama axis,”


“Troops successfully cleared terrorists’ camp in Fadan, Shuwarin, Wulari, Ngoro Dauye, Jidori, Alikashiri, Kalzamari-Shuwa and Kalzamari-Kanuri amongst others. “During the offensive operations, 178 people held captives by the terrorists were rescued. They include 101 children, 67 women and 10 men respectively.”

“One Boko Haram terrorist commander was captured alive and is presently undergoing interrogation”.

Contrary to this statement Boko Haram released a video on Twitter showing raids on army barracks, carting away with weapons and ammunitions. They also denied any claim by the Nigerian troops that Boko Haram has fled from its strongholds.


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