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2 aid workers rescued from Sambisa forest as terrorists suffer heavy loss

 

The troops of 151 Task Force Battalion Banki, of Operation Hadin Kai, have neutralized unspecified numbers of Boko Haram terrorists and rescued two humanitarian workers in Sambisa Forest.


It was gathered that the insurgents were killed after the troops in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force and Hybrid forces, stormed the hideouts of terrorists in Gargash in the axis of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.


Amid the offensive, no fewer than 135 terrorists and their family members surrendered to troops from different axis of the Sambisa forest.


Intelligence reports obtained from impeccable sources by Zagazola Makama, a Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region revealed that the terrorists have been hibernating within the general area to carry out attacks within the Banki general area before they were intercepted and neutralised.


The sources said that in the cause of the engagement, two humanitarian workers abducted from Monguno in 2022 were rescued.


The troops also recovered three hilux vehicles with one of them mounted with Anti Aircraft guns.


“A total of 135 more Boko Haram terrorists and their family members have surrendered in the Bama Local Government area, following the weeklong sustained offensive by the troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Sambisa Forest.


“The terrorists laid down their arms fews days after the troops 21-Armored Brigade, Bama, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) and 199 Special Forces Battalion in collaboration with Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), stormed 12 hideouts of the terrorists and killed 35 Boko Haram terrorists.


” It was gathered that the terrorists and their family members, 3 males, 6 females and 13 children, from Nguru Soye, and Kelani village surrendered to troops of 202 Battalion in Bama.


“In the same vein, one male, 5 females and 6 children, from Kauri, Siraja and Lene Hassana villages surrendered to troops of 151 Battalion in Banki Junction,” said the source.


Makama added that additional 113 insurgents from Balangaje, Bula -Waziri ,Bula – Kurma and Sabil – Huda villages surrendered to the troops of 192 Battalion in Yamteke.


He said the subjects were handed over to the authority for profiling.


Maj. Gen. AE Abubakar, The General Officer Commanding(GOC) 7 Division and Commander Sect 1 Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai, while addressing the troops of 21 Armored Brigade Bama, charged them to defeat remnant terrorists and ensure return of total peace to the North East.



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