The defence headquarters has announced that some of the Boko Haram Insurgents in Borno State, have fled, leaving 72 family members in the Ngala local government area of the state
This was disclosed by John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operation, yesterday, while stating that the 11 insurgents also surrendered to troops in Adamawa on May 11.
Eneche explained that the incidence took place following the heated effort by the military to clamp down the insurgents.
He noted that a lot of the insurgents were also killed during multiple offensives on their hideouts, while adding that a lot of the insurgents were now willing to surrender.
“One of such moves, was the dropping off of 72 family members of BHTs/ISWAP comprising 33 women and 39 children at the entrance of Ngala town in Ngala local government area of Borno on May 10 at about 8.30 pm.
“A total of 72 persons were also rescued from the Boko Haram terrorists. Also, on May 9, troops of 121 task force battalion, at Pulka-Ngurosoye, near Bama town repelled BHT ambush and killed 20 terrorists, while on escort duty.
“On May 13, OPLD troops killed nine terrorists in an ambush at Mainok–Jakana axis in Kaga local government area of Borno. Two gun trucks mounted with anti-aircraft gun were captured.
“In all 61 BHT/ISWAP criminals were neutralised in the theatre aside from those that escaped with gunshot wounds with narrow chances of survival.”
Enenche said on May 8, troops neutralised three suicide bombers that attempted to infiltrate their defence location at Uvaha high ground area in Limankara, Gwoza local government area of Borno.
He said troops of 144 battalion, 82 task force battalion, 26 task force brigade and 271 task force tank battalion had also killed 18 insurgents within the past one week.
These operations, according to him, took place at Gamboru Ngala, Firgi Mubi – Kamale Road in Michika local government area of Adamawa as well as Ngoshe near the Nigeria-Cameroon border.