In a remarkable display of unyielding determination, Nigerian troops continue their relentless efforts to dismantle the remaining strongholds of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) in the Borno region and neighboring states.
Recent operations have yielded significant successes, as troops from the 144 Battalion successfully rescued 25 hostages from the clutches of the Boko Haram insurgents.
Gobara Village Liberation: A Collaborative Triumph
One of the notable rescues took place in Gobara village, situated in the Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state.
Operating in collaboration with the Hybrid Force, the valiant troops executed a clearance operation, effectively liberating 14 hostages.
These rescued individuals comprised 6 women and 8 children, highlighting the indiscriminate nature of the Boko Haram’s victims.
“The rescued persons include 6 women and 8 children.” – Director, Army Public Relations
Gava Village Raid: A Swift Response to Insurgent Enclaves
Further demonstrating their unwavering commitment to protecting civilians and restoring peace, troops from the 82 Task Force Battalion joined forces with the Hybrid Force to launch a raid on a BHT enclave in Gava Village, Gwoza Local Government Area.
This daring operation led to the successful rescue of 11 civilians who had been held captive by the insurgents.
“All rescued victims are presently in troops’ custody undergoing profiling.”
Surrender of BHT Family: A Complex Reality
In a separate yet equally significant development, members of a Boko Haram Terrorist family made a decision that could potentially alter their destinies.
Seven members of the family, comprising three adults and four children, surrendered to the troops of the 81 Division Task Force Battalion.
This gesture, while small in number, reflects the complexity of the Boko Haram insurgency, where even families are caught in the crossfire.
“The family comprised three adults and four children.”
Expanding the Reach: Rescues Beyond Borno
Not limited to the Borno region, the commitment of Nigerian troops extends to other areas afflicted by criminal activities.
In a targeted operation in Kaduna State, specifically in Kwana Shehu Village within the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, troops hailing from the 2 Battalion acted on credible intelligence.
This operation led to the neutralization of a criminal and the liberation of four individuals who had been kidnapped.
“The rescued victims have since been reunited with their families.”
Public Support: A Crucial Role
The successful rescues and operations bear testimony to the prowess of the Nigerian troops in tackling the multifaceted challenges posed by insurgent groups and criminal elements.
The public’s role in supporting these efforts cannot be overstated.
Sharing credible information with the troops can significantly enhance the ongoing operations aimed at restoring peace and stability across the nation.
Director, Army Public Relations said, “Members of the public are please enjoined to support the troops with credible information to enhance ongoing operations across the country.”
What You Should Know
In conclusion, the unwavering commitment and valor displayed by the Nigerian troops in these recent operations underline their dedication to safeguarding the lives and well-being of civilians affected by insurgent activities.
The rescues conducted in collaboration with the Hybrid Force signify a significant step toward eradicating the menace of Boko Haram and restoring lasting peace to the region.