Military troops on offensive mission against Boko Haram in North-East Nigeria have cleared four terrorists’ camps in Borno State, the most hit by the six-year-old insurgency.
The troops also rescued scores of women and children held captive by the terror group along Banki, Kumashe and Bama axis in Borno State.
Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday confirmed that the advancing troops cleared four camps along the axis while several others were cleared in Bolungu 1 and 2, Bula Doye and Cheehi Dare areas, also in Borno.
Part of the statement reads: “Nigerian troops advancing to clear all known Boko Haram terrorists camps towards Banki, Kumshe axis and Bama axis have cleared four more camps earlier on Tuesday.
“They were able to clear the terrorists’ camps at Bolungu 1 and 2, Bula Doye and Cheehi Dare and secured a very important bridge linking the towns of Miyanti and Banki in Borno State.
“The gallant troops also rescued dozen of kidnapped women and children held captive by Boko Haram terrorists,” he said.
The army spokesman assured that more terrorists’ enclaves would be cleared as the military troops advanced towards more areas previously occupied by the insurgents.
Col. Usman said the offensive by ground troops and aerial bombardments by the Nigerian Air Force in the region was continuing until the Boko Haram is annihilated.
Nigerian Pilot recalls that towards the end of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, over 700 women and children were rescued by the troops from the terrorists.

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