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85 people rescued from Boko Haram lair near Lake Chad

Troops of Nigerian Army, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, led by GOC of the Division rescued 85 people from Boko Haram at Chukungudu in northern parts of Borno

Troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, led by the General Officer Commanding of the Division have rescued 85 people from Boko Haram at Chukungudu in northern parts of Borno State.

The troops conducted a decisive clearance operation into the remnants of Boko Haram strategic hub town of Chukungudu on the southern fringes of the Lake Chad Region, between Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November 2016.

News of the release was contained in a report by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.

The maneuvering Brigade led by 3 Battalion of 22 Brigade, successfully cleared Geram, Bulankassa and Chukungudu believed to be the Boko Haram terrorists stronghold in that area.

The gallant troops rescued 85 people, comprising of mostly women and children held hostage by insurgents.

Similarly, they neutralized 5 Boko Haram terrorists’ fighters in a fierce encounter that made several of the terrorists running into the Lake Chad waters.

The troops recovered 4 rounds of Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bombs, 1 Double Barrel Gun, 349 packets containing various rounds of ammunitions, 3 Magazines, a link belt of machine gun ammunition and 1 AK-47 rifle magazine.

During the clearance operations, the troops made spectacular discovery of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making factory at Geram.

In the factory, they found several already primed suicide bombers’ vests.

They also discovered a well-equipped motor vehicles and motorcycles’ workshop and spare parts warehouse at Chukungudu village.

The troops recovered 3 vehicles and several newly acquired motorcycles. 

Unfortunately, a soldier died during the encounter, while IED factory, vehicles and motorcycles were destroyed in line with rules of engagement.

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