The Nigerian Army has been making tremendous progress in the fight against Boko Haram.
The acting director, Army public relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman announced that four Boko Haram members were killed during an operation along Bita-Madube Ciki-Njubul axis.
This is coming days after a video purportedly released by the sect’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, went viral on the internet.
Usman said “Troops of 114 Task Force Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade, in conjunction with some vigilantes in their area of operation, have carried out clearance operation of reported remnants of Boko Haram terrorists along Bita-Madube Ciki-Njubul axis.”
He added that “During the advance, 2 soldiers unfortunately stepped on a buried Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that seriously injured one of the soldiers. Nevertheless, the troops continued the advance and had contact with the terrorists and cleared them out of Madube Cikin, killing 4 insurgents, destroying 2 vehicles and 2 motorcycles belonging to the terrorists. The troops also recovered 2 cylinders, 1 AK-47 rifle, 3 boxes of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 2 bicycles and bags of grains.”
“The troops also rescued 54 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists. The released hostages are being screened while the wounded soldiers have since been evacuated for proper medical care,” he said.
Also, a female suicide bomber who was caught in northern Cameroon, has claimed she is one of the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped in the town of Chibok, Borno State in 2014 by Boko Haram.