The Nigerian Army has announced its capture of one of the commanders of the Boko Haram sect.
The Army said this was part of the successes of an operation which also saw to the rescue of about 178 captives of the sect in Bama area of Borno State.
A statement made available to the Nigeria Politics Online by the Deputy Director of Information of the 7th Division Col. Tukur Gusau claimed that the troops of 21 Brigade in conjunction with elements of 151 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division, Nigerian Army conducted offensive operations along Aulari in Bama axis.
“The troops successfully cleared terrorists’ camp in Fadan, Shuwarin, Wulari, Ngoro Dauye, Jidori, Alikashiri, Kalzamari-Shuwa and Kalzamari-Kanuri amongst others.
“During the offensive operations, 178 people held captives by the terrorists were rescued they include 101 children, 67 women and 10 men respectively. Also, three (3) Boko Haram flags were recovered while five (5) motor cycles were burnt by the troops. In addition, one (1) Boko Haram Terrorists Commander was captured alive and is presently undergoing investigation.”
Gusau assured that the troops’ morale remains high as they are determined to consolidate on the success already achieved.