Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed five members of Boko Haram/Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists and rescued seven kidnapped victims in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno. Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, said in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Enenche said the troops supported by the Air Task Force successfully raided the terrorists’ location at Hamdaga Makaranta town in Gwoza on September 6.
He said the troops acted on credible intelligence on the activities of terrorists in the area.
According to him, the gallant troops overwhelmed them killing five, while others escaped with gun shots wounds.
“Troops also cleared nine identified isolated BHT/ISWAP structures and farmlands in the area.
“Furthermore, troops successfully rescued seven kidnapped victims comprising two females and five children.
“Currently the gallant troops have dominated the area with aggressive patrols,” he said.