The Nigerian Army get a momentary victory against Boko Haram Insurgents in its successful mission that resulted in the freeing of 73 persons and the death of 7 insurgents.
The operation occurred on Monday in two LGA’s of Borno state, Sirdawala, and Valley of Gwoza.
Brigadier General Texas Chukwu disclosed this in a statement released in Maiduguri.
Chukwu revealed the mission occurred in response to intelligence information that the insurgents were camping around Pulka area. The attack was conducted by troops of 121 Battalion.
In the correspondence by Chukwu, he said:
‘In Pulka, the troops neutralized six Boko Haram insurgents, rescued 19 persons comprised of seven women and 12 Children as well as animals under the captivity of the insurgents.
‘In a related development, the troops further proceeded on another offensive operation in the early hours of Monday to raid Boko Haram terrorist hideout in Valley of Gwoza Local Government Area Borno State, where one insurgent was neutralized.
‘The troops also rescued 54 persons comprising of 18 women and 34 Children.
‘Regrettably, an officer sustained an injury during the operation and is receiving treatment in a military facility while all the rescued persons are being managed and documented for further handover to the appropriate agency’ he said.
Chukwu noted that the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu has commended the gallantry of the troops through the Commander 26 Task Force Brigade, Brig.- Gen. Sanusi Dahiru.