Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army on Operation Lafiya Dole, assisted by 10 Civilian JTF embarked on an offensive operation, at an suspected location of Boko Haram terrorists at Jarawa village in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
The troops while advancing came under heavy fire at Jarawa village, but neutralized 21 Boko Haram terrorists and rescued 1,623 residents who were held captives by the terrorists.
In a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman said, the troops responded decisively and went further to clear Deima, Artano, Saduguma, Duve, Bardo, Kala, Bok, Msherde and Ahirde settlements.
Items recovered during the operation were 3 AK-47 Rifles with registration numbers 565222414, 563729686 and UF 3646, a 36 Hand Grenade, 12 Cutlasses and 4 Motorcycles.
The rescued persons have been escorted to Rann Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp, while all the children were vaccinated.
One significant aspect of this operation is that the unit noted for its experience in battle, resilience and bravery did not record any casualty.
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