No fewer than 13 insurgents affiliate to the Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad faction of Boko Haram were eliminated by Nigerian troops of 202 Battalion deployed under 21 Special Armoured Brigade Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI.
The terrorists met their deaths during clearance operations led by one Lt col. Isaac indiorhwer, in Collaboration with Civilian Joint Task Force team in the North East of Borno State.
Salemgists learnt that the Battalion stormed the hideouts of the terrorists at Mallum Masari and Gabchari, Mantari, Kanari, Markas, Garin and Baban baba villages in Bama Local Government Area on April 7, 2022, and eliminated the terrorists during a shootouts while others escaped with bullets wounds, some were caught alive.
The troops rescued 43 women, children and one elderly man held in captivity by the terrorists, salemgists learnt.
A military source said the troops also recovered 9 AK-47 Rifle, 6 AK-47 Magazine loaded with rounds of ammunition, many Bicycles and motorcycles as well as some cattles.
Narrating the ordeal, Abu Asma’u, one of the terrorists who was caught alive said they are Mujahedeens from the faction of Abubakar Shekau who were running from military onslaught in Sambisa forest.
“We are running from the Nigerian soldiers because, they have dominated most parts of our camps in Sambisa forest. We are hiding in this villages because even if we run to the Lake Chad, ISWAP will fight us.”