Nigeria, troops rescue 21, kill 14 terrorists

Nigerian troops

Nigerian troops

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – TROOPS have killed 14 suspected Boko Haram terrorists and rescued some 21 civilians northeast of Nigeria.

The Islamist militants had earlier ambushed a civilian vehicle and kidnapped the travellers in the town of Pulka in the restive Borno State.

Among those held hostage and eventually rescued by the military include six women and 11 children.

They were attended to at a local military hospital.

Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, the commander of Operation Lafiya Dole (Peace by Force), commended the troops for their gallantry.

“He urged them to maintain the momentum by taking out all Boko Haram terrorists within the division’s area of responsibility,” said army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu.

The Nigerian military is involved in a strenuous war against the Boko Haram insurgents in the expansive northeast, which occupies slightly less than one-third of the West African country.

Kidnappings are among grimy tactics used by the bandits in their violent campaign to overthrow the government and establish an Islamist state.

An estimated 100 000 civilians have been killed and over 2 million forced to flee their homes.

Last week, international donors pledged more than US$2 billion (R31 billion) to support the response to the crisis perpetrated by the Boko Haram.

More than 17 million people mostly in Nigeria and parts of Cameroon, Chad and Niger are affected by the violent conflict.
– CAJ News

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