Home 8 Task Force Division TROOPS INFLICT HEAVY CASUALTY ON BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS AS THEY ABANDON VEHICLES, ARMS AND EQUIPMENT
TROOPS INFLICT HEAVY CASUALTY ON BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS AS THEY ABANDON VEHICLES, ARMS AND EQUIPMENT
Dec 20, 2017
In continuation of Operation DEEP PUNCH 2, designed to smoke out Boko Haram terrorists inhabiting remote islands in Lake Chad basin lying within Nigerian territory, troops of 8 Division, Nigerian Army, on Operation LAFIYA DOLE, supported by soldiers of the Armed Forces Strike Group have inflicted heavy casualty on Boko Haram terrorists. The operation which commenced about 2 weeks ago was proceeded by coordinated air and artillery bombardment of islands and localities occupied by terrorists, and from where they sneak into Magumeri, Kauram and other locations to loot property and attack security personnel and villagers. So far, 20 terrorists have been killed, captured 17 others, while over 100 elderly men, women and children have been rescued. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a large number of the rescued persons were held against their will and forced to work in farms under life threatening conditions and penurious wages. More investigation and interviews will be conducted before the rescued persons are handed over for further action.
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