Nigeria, Cameroon Troops Clear More Boko Haram Hideouts
Troops of 152 and 155 Task Force Battalions at Operation Lafiya Dole in conjunction with troops of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) from Cameroon, have conducted a massive joint clearance operation of suspected Boko Haram terrorists along Nigeria-Cameroon borders.
The unprecedented clearance operation conducted on Monday swept through over 10 suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts along the border.
In the operation, 22 terrorists were killed while three Ameers (commanders) were arrested. Abducted persons were also rescued.
A statement by the Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said during the operation, the troops cleared Nbaga, Bula, Dabube, Ybiri, Greya and Suduwa towns and other adjoining settlements.
The towns and settlements were occupied by suspected fleeing Boko Haram terrorists, who escaped from villages previously cleared by troops of the Nigerian Army.
The apprehended terrorists’ commanders include Lawal Abba, Mallam Hisna and Mallam Gana in Shatte, Bulla Jaja and Bula Burra towns.
In the operation, which Colonel Usman described as a huge success, the troops also rescued 1,275 persons held hostage by the terrorists.
They are being administered to and screened by 152 Taskforce Battalion pending onward movement to Internally Displaced Persons’ camp.