Army rescues 85 Boko Haram hostages, kills 11 in Maiduguri

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By Folarin Emmanuel, Abuja

The troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Tuesday rescued 85 people held hostage by Boko Haram terrorists at their hideouts at Mogola, Ngaiwa, Tongule and Warsele villages in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.

A statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Sani Usman, Director of Army Public Relations said the operation was carried out in conjunction the Nigerian Air Force.

“The troops discovered and destroyed Boko Haram terrorists’ Logistics Base and Workshop at Ngaiwa, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making factory at Tongule and rescued 85 persons held hostages by the terrorists in the villages.

“The gallant troops neutralized 11 Boko Haram terrorists, recovered 1 Gun Truck, 4 already prepared Suicide Vests, various IED making materials, 3 Dane Guns, 1 Barretta Pistol and 22 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.

“They also recovered 5 motorcycles and 13 bicycles and a wheelbarrow.” He said

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