ICC Note: Nigerian forces in concert with regional allies have ramped up a military offensive against Boko Haram that continues to bear positive results. In the latest news from the front, forces rescued 150 people who were in Boko Haram captivity, most of those are children. These rescues offer reason to praise God, but also remind us of the more than 200 mostly Christian girls still missing from Chibok, Nigeria Boko Haram fighters abducted in April 2014.
By Kingsley Omonobi
2/24/16 Abuja, Nigeria (AllAfrica) — 23 Boko Haram terrorists killed, 150 Hostages rescued as Nigeria/Cameroon troops continue clear out of terrorists hideouts.
The Nigerian Army said Tuesday night that in line with the Chief of Army Staff’s directive for troops to maintain the momentum, troops of 7 Division carried out major operations against the Boko Haram terrorist’s locations in Talala and Kumshe axis.
During the joint operation between elements of 7 Division and the Cameroonian forces along Banki-Kumshe axis, 20 Boko Haram terrorists were killed, the troops destroyed 4 AK 47 rifles and captured a gun truck mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun (AA Gun) and 2 AK 47 rifles, as well as a 60mm mortar and a Dane gun.
Also, troops at Kodo rescued 150 persons who were mainly children. In addition, a house with Boko Haram terrorists’ flag at Fatake caught fire with several ammunitions explosions in which 3 Boko Haram terrorists were killed in the house.