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Nigerian Army rescues 80 hostages in 'Operation Tiger Claw'

Nigerian Army rescues 80 hostages in 'Operation Tiger Claw'

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The Nigerian army reports that it has rescued 80 people in an operation codenamed, ‘‘Operation Tiger Claw.’‘ The freed hostages included 38 women and 42 children.

The Army further reports that in an ensuing operation, 42 Boko Haram terrorists were killed while an unconfirmed number escaped with gunshot wounds in the combat that took place in northeastern Borno State.

‘‘The women and children were taken to the military facility in Baga for checks. They were further assisted with food and clothing,’‘ the Army added.

The lone survivor is currently being interrogated. It is heart-warming to state that he has been making very useful statements that are very revealing.

“Operation Tiger Claw” is part of the bigger anti-Boko Haram combat called “Laafiya Doole” which the army has launched on the insurgents who have been troubling the country’s northeast with the view of establishing an Islamic caliphate.

The army also confirmed a suspected Boko Haram terrorist attack in the early hours of Thursday July 21, on Bakin Dutse community in which the terrorists killed one person and injured 4 others.

Further havoc was averted by the arrival of troops. The troops have continued to patrol the general area with the hope of finding and apprehending the attackers. Soldiers also killed 3 out of 4 Boko Haram terrorists who ambushed them. ‘‘The lone survivor is currently being interrogated. It is heart-warming to state that he has been making very useful statements that are very revealing,’‘ the Army concluded.

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