The Nigeria military has arrested a Boko Haram commander and rescued 178 persons kidnapped by the dreaded Islamist sect in Bama, Borno State.
Nigerian troops participating in Operation ''Lafiya Dole (Peace Is A Must),'' which is responsible for clearing the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast, rescued another 178 people held captive by terrorists in 9 camps.
Col. Tukur Gusau, a deputy director of the Nigerian Army public relations at the 7 Division, confirmed to reporters that those rescued in the course of the operations included 101 children, 67 women, and 10 elderly men.
He added that one Boko Haram commander was also captured while three Boko Haram flags were recovered. Five motorcycles were burnt during the operation.
The gallant troops successfully cleared some terrorists’ camp in Shuwarin, Wulari, Dauye, Fadan, Jidori, Alikashiri, Ngoro, Kalzamari-Shuwa, and Kalzamari-Kanuri respectively.
In their area of operation, the troops of 21 Brigade, in conjunction with elements of 151 Task Force Battalion of the 7th Division, Nigerian Army, have conducted offensive operations along Aulari in Bama axis.