The statement by its Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman also said that the troops recovered 300 cattle rustled by the terrorists from Fulani Herdsmen among other items.
Read the statement below:
In compliance with the military high command’s directive which is to ensure that all villages and towns are cleared of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 22 Brigade Garrison in Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Sunday, May 1st 2016 cleared 4 villages of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in the area.
The terrorists hibernating in Cinga, Mallum Maja, Bosuma and Murye villages, were armed with dangerous weapons and have been terrorizing the communities. During the operations 3 Boko Haram terrorists were killed, while 9 of them who tried hiding in foxholes and dug outs were identified and captured alive.
Items recovered from them include 9 Dane guns, 3 machetes, 1 bow with arrows, 6 motor cycles used by the Boko Haram terrorists to ferry slaughtered cow meats to Boko Haram terrorists hideouts were recovered and burnt.
Other items recovered include 1 tricycle, 4 x Tiger Generators and 1 solar panel. The troops also recovered 300 cattle rustled by the Boko Haram terrorists from Fulani herdsmen and handed over to their rightful owners.
Similarly, 400 persons held hostage by the terrorists were rescued and set free.
It is gratifying to state that we have not sustain any casualty to own troops and equipment and troops morale remain very high.