The Nigerian Army says its troops have neutralised and captured more Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa’s Province terrorists and rescued 165 women and children from their captivity in Borno State.
The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement today in Abuja, said the operations were carried out in conjunction with the troops of Multinational Joint Task Force.
According to him, troops also captured Boko Haram flags, recovered 16 arrows and 32 refilled rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and destroyed 15 vehicles belonging to the terrorists during the encounter.
According to him, the rescued civilians were conveyed to a humanitarian facility in Monguno and thereafter handed over to officials of Borno State Emergency Management Agency.
He assured Nigerians of improved welfare in the Year 2020 and further commended Field Commanders and Principal Staff Officers as well as other officers and men for their efforts in implementation all strategic directives in the preceding year.
AMAZING FACTS: Do you that Nigeria is credited with 181,000 total military personnel , 172, 400,000 available manpower, those fit for service stood at 40, 710,000, citizens reaching military age stands at 3, 456,000. Out of the total military personnel, 124, 000 are active while 57,000 are reserved. The Nigerian Army is the largest among the armed forces. The Nigerian Navy (NN) is the sea branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces The Nigerian Air Force was established in January 1964.