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Boko Haram: Troops capture 167, profile 240 wives, children of terrorists in Borno by Noblex: 9:31 am On Dec 16, 2017
Boko Haram: Troops capture 167, profile 240 wives, children of terrorists in Borno
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have intensified the ongoing offensive on Boko Haram enclaves in the Islands around the Lake Chad region.
The offensive which commenced about two weeks ago with coordinated air and artillery bombardments on Boko Haram enclaves while ground troops moved in to clear the areas, is yielding positive results.
A statement from Col Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole said, Several insurgents have been killed and 167 insurgents who were fleeing from the offensive have been captured by troops.
“Troops also extricated and profiled 67 women and 173 children who revealed during profiling exercise that they are family members of insurgents who fled, following troops’ offensive.
“Arrangement is ongoing to hand them over to IDP camp authorities after preliminary investigations are concluded.” The statement said.
Meanwhile in the past two months, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have sustained ongoing precursor operations and have conducted long range fighting patrols and ambushes seeking out and clearing BHT hideouts in Saada and Juwei in the fringes of northern Borno.
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