6 Boko Haram Members Killed 5,000 Hostages Rescued By Nigeria Army
On Sunday, the Nigerian troops and the members of the vigilante group called Civilian Joint Task Force, JTF, said they have killed six member of the Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 5,000 hostages.
The Nigerian troops of 21 Brigade and Civilian JTF attacked and fought Boko Haram terrorists in Zangebe, Algaiti, Mainari and Maiwa villages killing 6 terrorists while others escaped with bullet wounds.
Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director of Army and spokesman said on Saturday members of the Civilian JTF together with the Nigerian troops attacked and killed six Boko Haram insurgents but a member of the Civilian JTF was killed in the process.
Col. San Usman said lost of weapons were recovered form the insurgents, they include ammunition, motorcycles and lots of other items.
Some of our people sustained injuries, a policeman, a soldier and a member of the Civilian JTF in the course of the raid but they have been taken to a hospital in Maiduguri while the remain of the Civilian JTF has been taken to the city morgue.
The attack of the insurgency in the north east has claims over 20,000 lives but in the past few months, the Nigerian troops have reclaimed the territories once occupied by the Boko Haram terrorists and have cleared out their hideouts in the region.