Troops rescue 85 people from Boko Haram, during clearance operation

Troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army, led by the General Officer Commanding of the Division, Brig. Gen. Victor Ezugwu, conducted a decisive clearance operation into the remnants of Boko Haram strategic hub town of Chukungudu, Borno State, between Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November 2016.

The maneuvering Brigade led by 3 Battalion of 22 Brigade, successfully cleared Geram, Bulankassa and Chukungudu believed to be the Boko Haram terrorists stronghold in that area. The gallant troops rescued 85 people, comprising of mostly women and children held hostage by insurgents.

Similarly, they neutralized 5 Boko Haram terrorists fighters in a fierce encounter that made several of the terrorists running into the Lake Chad waters. Unfortunately, a soldier died during the encounter. 

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