Nigerian Army kills 14 terrorists, rescues 21 hostages

Nnenna Okoronkwo, Abuja

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The Nigerian Army says it has neutralised 14 boko haram insurgents and rescued 21 hostages in Pulka village in Gwoza Local Government area of Borno.

According to the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, the incident occurred when the insurgents ambushed a military escort at Amdaga area in Pulka and burnt one passenger vehicle as well as abducted some travellers on Tuesday.

 “The troops have neutralised 14 boko haram and rescued 21 civilians, comprising six women and 11 children.

“Troops of 192 Battalion of 26 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force, neutralised the insurgents on Thursday.

“The troops engaged and subdued the terrorists, following a superior fire power of troops in the village’’ Brig.-Gen. Chukwu said.

Sadly, four men were injured during the attack and are currently undergoing treatment at the military hospital.