The Nigerian Army says it has rescued 15 persons who were displaced by the insurgents along Goni Gambomi, Kadamari, Melim, Gondori and Jantilu in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State, North East Nigeria.
Among those rescued were 9 adult and 6 children who according to investigation had spent 3 days wondering in the Bush while trying to link up with near by communities to find succour.
A statement by the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator Colonel Aminu Illiyasu, said the rescued persons were promptly evacuated and the adult females were handed over to NYSC IDP Camp while the adult males were handed over to 7 Military Intelligence Brigade for profiling and subsequent integration into the IDP Camp.
The troops of 82 Div Task Force Battalion had also rescued 12 locals while on clearance operation in NGOSHE and PULKA general area in GWOZA LGA of Borno State, North East Nigeria.
Among them, 2 female adults and 10 children who were later screened, documented and handed over to officials of the International Organization for Migrants at PULKA IDP Camp.
In another operation, the troops deployed at NJIMTILO and DALORI in KONDUGA Local Government Area and MAIDUGURI MUNICIPAL COUNCIL of BORNO State continue to conduct Operation POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION at various Check Points and Crossing Points.
The operation is aimed at identifying and arresting fleeing Boko haram criminals as well as their informants, sympathisers and logistics suppliers who are finding the Theatre more and more untenable.
Searches and Screening
The troops conducts thorough searches and screening of pedestrians and commuters moving in and out of Maidugiri Municipal Council along Maidugiri-Damaturu-Bama Road.
Those suspected to have links with the criminal insurgents are further investigated at a military facility.
Similarly, troops while acting on information, arrested 9 male suspects in a hamlet in Mainok general area.
Preliminary investigation indicates that suspects are boko haram criminals’ spies and are currently undergoing further interrogation.
In an unprecedented display of camaraderie, and cooperation among the LAKE CHAD BASIN countries, the Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maj Gen OLUSEGUN ADENIYI, in company of Commander Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maj Gen ABDULMALIK BIU and the Commander CHADIAN Defence Forces Col BOHKIT ALI of Multinational Joint Task Force conducted a joint fighting patrol to Strong Response Area (RA) GUBIO.
On arrival at the troops location at GUBIO, the 3 commanders took turn to congratulate the troops on their recent exploits against criminal elements within their Area of Responsibility and also enjoined them to remain steadfast in the fight against the criminal insurgents.
The Nigerian Army continues to appeal to all well meaning Nigerians to support it with information to effectively tackle the myriad of security challenges in the country.