Not less than 17 civilians have been rescued by troops of Operation HADIN KAI along Maiduguri – Damaturu road during a foiled kidnap attempt by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state.
"The rescued civilians have been adequately documented and handed over to officials of Rapid Response Squad for further action.
Recall that it was during the said attack that the troops were involved in a road traffic accident, while responding to a distress call from the area."
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya commended the troops' commitment and decisive operations against the terrorists.
He also expressed his readiness and resolve to support the troops with requisite logistics and welfare to enhance their operational efficiency.