Troops of sector 3 of the Multinational Task Force Monguno have rescued 10 kidnapped hostages in Borno state.
Nigeriacrime.com also learned that six Boko haram terrorists were neutralised in an ambush.
Intelligence reports had indicated that BHT/ISWAP terrorists had abducted 10 people, including the Bulama from the village of Doya Kula in the Nganzai LGA, of Borno state.
MNJTF troops of Sector 3 FOB Gajiram in collaboration with the CJTF, the Rangers were deployed and an informant guided the troops to 3 villages to rescue the abductees.
While troops of 242 battalion and Hybrid forces were conducting patrol along Monguno – Gajiram – Maiduguri, on Friday, 16 September, they were ambushed by BH/ISWAP terrorist elements in the village of Mairari in Guzamala LGA of Borno State.
According to a statement from MNJTF, troops of the 242nd Battalion from the Kinnasara Monguno cantonment, travelled about 10 km through the bush towards the terrorists’ retreat route, exchanged fire with the terrorists and repelled the ambush.
The firepower of the Hybrid Force forces the terrorists to retreat in disorder into the bush.
“Nevertheless, residents revealed that the terrorists who had set up the ambush had retreated with 6 corpses neutralised by the troops and hybrid forces.
The body of the missing soldier was soon discovered in the bush, a few metres from the ambush site, with his rifle beside him.
As the troops closed in on the villages of Doya Kula and Ajikwayari, the terrorists abandoned the victims and ran for their lives, threatening to return to the village of Doya Kula to collect the ransom.
The troops split into two teams, one guarding the victims while the other pursued the terrorists
The statement by Lt. Commander Yves Sokamte said the victims have returned safely to their family