By Josephine Ella-Ejeh
Six persons were rescued last weekend by a joint team of the Nigerian Army and local vigilante from the grip of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists, a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier Sani Kukasheka Usman has said.
The Nigerian Army stated in a press statement obtained by Global Sentinel, that the victims were captured by the terrorists from Kamuya, Yobe state.
The statement explained that: “On Friday 8th September 2017, at about 7.30am troops of Defence Company, 27 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed at Kamuya, Yobe state, received report from some herdsmen that some suspected Boko Haram terrorists have abducted 6 persons from their village.”
Continuing, it said: “The troops in conjunction with local vigilante familiar with the area trailed the terrorists up to Mangari village which was about 20 kilometres away Kamuya, where they exchanged fire with them, neutralizing 2 of the terrorists and rescued the abducted persons.
“The troops also recovered 2 AK-47 rifles. The rescued persons have been reunited with their family.”