ICC Note: The Nigerian Army carried out successful raids on 7 Boko Haram camps on Wednesday, June 15. Six Boko Haram insurgents were killed, several others fled injured. The Nigerian Army was also able to rescue hostages, including four women who were being held captive by the terrorists as well as a young child. Along with these victims, the Army also recovered various supplies, vehicles, weapons, and food. Amongst these supplies was an ‘invaluable communication device’ used by Boko Haram members. This was a significant discovery snice this device allowed the Army to find out the terrorist group’s new tactics. These successful raids are part of the Nigerian Army’s ongoing attempts to crush Boko Haram insurgents in northeastern Nigeria where the radical-Islamic terrorists have been persecuting people, especially Christians, for the past seven years.
06/16/2016, Borno, Nigeria (AllAfrica) – Six Boko Haram insurgents were killed Wednesday evening, while several others fled with injuries sustained from gunshots, as soldiers of the 7 Division Nigeria Army stepped up offensive in the ongoing Operation Crackdown’ counterinsurgency in parts of the volatile northeast Nigeria, officials said.
The soldiers who raided about seven different Boko Haram camps were able to rescue four women and a child in one of the camps. They also recovered vehicles, guns and food stuff.
Though a soldier was said to have sustained a gunshot injury, the troops were excited to have recovered a state of the art communication gadget which has been key to the operations of the Boko Haram.
Spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, confirmed this in a statement made available to the press.
The statement: “In a follow up operation to ensure proper clearance of suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts and prevent the fleeing terrorists escaping from Operation CRACKDOWN, troops of the 155 Task Force Battalion, carried out a swift clearance operation at Kircha Dungus village and surrounding environment, yesterday evening.