BY PRINCELY ONYENWE, IMO
The continued attack on citizens by the dreaded BOKO HARAM extremists is brooding a lot of danger in the country and most importantly at the states affected.
This time again, no record was released of the Boko HARAM extremists that treasures on innocent citizens rather the rescued are being paraded on several occasions.
However, a few moments ago, another set of travellers who were attacked have been rescued by NIGERIAN troops in Borno state.
In a release signed by ONYEMA NWACHUKWU, Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations, OPERATION HADIN KAI TROOPS HAVE RESCUED CIVILIANS and Halted BHTs attempt to abduct commuters.
The report has it that the troops of Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) along Maiduguri – Damaturu road have rescued 17 civilians from a kidnap attempt by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state.
The terrorists who came in a drove on Wednesday, 7 July 2021 had attempted an infiltration into Auno village through the Rail Line adjacent to the community but were quickly intercepted by the vigilant troops in a fierce gun duel.
Further exploitation conducted by troops of 7 Division Garrison and 212 battalions, immediately after quelling the infiltration attempt by the terrorists, resulted in the successful rescue of the commuting civilians, who were abducted during the attack at Kontori along Maiduguri – Damaturu road.
Meanwhile, the rescued civilians have been adequately documented and handed over to officials of Rapid Response Squad for further action.
Recall that It was during the said attack that own troops were involved in a road traffic accident while responding to a distress call from the area.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has commended the troops’ commitment and decisive operations against the terrorists. He also expressed his readiness and resolve to support the troops with requisite logistics and welfare to enhance their operational efficiency.
But the question by NIGERIANS is yet to be answered as these dreaded BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS are yet to be captured to stop more attacks on innocent citizens.
9News Nigeria (Owerri)
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