Troops foil Boko Haram kidnap attempt, rescue 17 passengers in Borno

Troops foil Boko Haram kidnap attempt, rescue 17 passengers in Borno
Image of civilians rescued by troops from Boko Haram

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.

This was disclosed in a statement released on Tuesday, signed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, on Monday.
The statement said that the "terrorists who came in a drove on Wednesday, 7 July, 2021 had attempted an infiltration into Auno village through the Rail Line adjacent to the community but were quickly intercepted by the vigilant troops in a fierce gun duel.
"Further exploitation conducted by troops of 7 Division Garrison and 212 battalion, immediately after quelling the infiltration attempt by the terrorists, resulted in the successful rescue of the commuting civilians, who were abducted during the attack at Kontori along Maiduguri – Damaturu road.

"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.

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