The Nigerian Army has said it rescued 73 people after two separate clearance operations in Borno State.

The army disclosed this in a statement, which also noted that seven members of the insurgent group were killed during the operations.

The clearance operations, according to the military, took place in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.

A tweet on the official handle of the Nigerian Army read: "Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade deployed in Sector One of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, have successfully neutralized 7 Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and rescued 73 persons in two separate clearance operations in Sirdawala and Valley of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State."

The army also recorded another successful attack against the insurgent group in an operation carried out by Troops of 121 Battalion under 26 Task Force Brigade in 7 Division Area of Responsibility/Sector One.

"Troops of 121 Battalion under 26 Task Force Brigade in 7 Division Area of Responsibility/Sector One recorded the victory over the terrorists following a midnight clearance operation to Sirdawala in Gwoza Local Government Area on Sunday 23 September 2018." 

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