The Nigerian Army has said that troops of 192 battalion of 26 Task Force Brigade engaged in operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force have neutralised 14 Boko Haram terrorists.
It said the incident occurred in Pulka, a village suspected to have being harbouring terrorists who ambushed a civilian vehicle on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
A statement issued by the Director of Army Public Relations,Brig.-Gen.Texas Chukwu and made available on Friday, stated that the troop neutralised the 14 Boko Haram insurgents who have being holding 21 civilians hostages in Pulka village in Gwoza Local Government area of Borno.
Among those rescued from the terrorists were six women and 11 children, while four of the men victims also rescued are currently receiving treatment at the military hospital.
The troops attained the feat on Thursday September 6, 2018 during an early hours clearance operation at Amdaga Madachi village in Gwoza Local Government Area in Borno State suspected to be the hideout of the terrorists.
The spokesman added that the troops engaged the terrorists and subdued them following a superior fire power of troops in the village, saying that troop aggressive posture, tactics and marksmanship resulted in the neutralising the terrorists.
The insurgents had on Tuesday, ambushed military escort at Amdaga area in Pulka and burnt one passenger vehicle as well as abducted some travelers.
Meanwhile, the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, has hailed the fighting spirit of 26 Task Force Brigade.
The commendation was conveyed by the Brigade commander, Brigadier General Dahiru who also commended the troops for their gallantry, urging them to maintain the momentum by taking out all Boko Haram terrorists within the division area of responsibility.