07 September 2020 by IFEANYI OSITA
The Armed Forces says troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has rescued seven kidnapped victims in Gwoza, Borno State.
This is contained in a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche in Abuja.
It explains that acting on credible intelligence on the activities of BHT/ISWAP terrorists at Hamdaga Makaranta town in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, troops of 192 Battalion supported by the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on 6 September 2020 raided the location and overwhelmed them killing five while others escaped with gun shots wounds.
The statement notes that troops also cleared nine identified isolated BHT/ISWAP structures and farmlands in the area.
Furthermore, troops successfully rescued seven kidnapped victims comprising two females and five children.
The statement adds that the Military High Command congratulates the gallant troops for their dexterity and encourages them to intensify the onslaught against criminal elements in the North-East zone of the country.