Troops Recover 300 Rustled Cattles By Suspected Boko Haram TerroristsFeatured, Latest News Monday, May 2nd, 2016
By Niyi Adeyi
BALTIMORE MD, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army has confirmed that troops of 22 Brigade Garrison LAFIYA DOLE, during clearing operations of the suspected Boko Haram terrorists reminants, Sunday recovered 300 herds of cattle rustled by the Boko Haram terrorists from Fulani herdsmen.
Similarly, about 400 persons held hostage by the terrorists were also said to be rescued and set free.
Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka disclosed Monday that during the operations, the terrorists were hibernating in Cinga, Mallum Maja, Bosuma and Murye villages.
Col. Kukasheka indicated that the suspected terrorists were armed with dangerous weapons and have been terrorizing the communities, stating that during the operations, three “Boko Haram terrorists were killed, while nine of them who tried hiding in foxholes and dug outs were identified and captured alive”.
The Army Spokesperson also confirmed that items recovered to include nine Dane guns, three machetes, 1 bow with arrows, six motor cycles used by the Boko Haram terrorists to ferry slaughtered cow meats to Boko Haram terrorists hideouts were recovered and burnt.
“Other items recovered include 1 tricycle, 4 x Tiger Generators and 1 solar panel” Col Kukasheka added.
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