The Nigerian army said on Tuesday, July 28, that the troops had rescued 30 people from the hands of Boko Haram in Dikwa LGA, Borno state.
Recall that over the weekend the military dislodged the dreaded sect in Dikwa, with Colonel Sani Usman vowing to work hard in containing the militants. Two days later the army spokesman reported about another success saying that 21 children, seven women and two men had been rescued by soldiers in the northeast.
See Col Usman’s statement as provided by The Nation:
“As a result of ongoing operations under the aegis of Operation Lafiya Dole to clear Dikwa and its environs from Boko Haram terrorist, the troops of 7 Division yesterday rescued 30 persons from the terrorists in Kwayabe and Wufe wards in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.
“They include 21 children and a six-day old infant, seven women including three nursing mothers and two elderly male adults.
“The troops also discovered a training shed inside the vandalised and looted palace of the Shehu of Dikwa where weapon handling and engagement of aircraft were being taught new Boko Haram recruits.”
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In another development the army repelled Boko Haram attack on the home town of the new chief of army staff, Major-General Tukur Buratai, in Borno state. This was provided through the army Twitter account:
“About 9.30pm last night suspected Boko Haram terrorists made a futile attempt to attack Buratai town Borno state and military camp located in the area. I am glad to inform you that our gallant soldiers rose to the occasion & dealt with the terrorists. They however made concerted effort at about 3.00am this morning which was equally repelled by the gallant soldiers.”
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