*halt BHTs attempt to abduct commuters
By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The troops of Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) along Maiduguri – Damaturu road have rescued 17 civilians from a kidnap attempt by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu and made available to the press on Monday 12th July 2021
The terrorists who came in droves on Wednesday July 7, 2021 had attempted an infiltration into Auno village through the Rail Line adjacent to the community, but were quickly intercepted by the vigilant troops in a fierce gun duel.
Further exploitation conducted by troops of 7 Division Garrison and 212 battalion, immediately after quelling the infiltration attempt by the terrorists, resulted in the successful rescue of the commuting civilians, who were abducted during the attack at Kontori along Maiduguri – Damaturu road.
The rescued civilians have been adequately documented and handed over to officials of Rapid Response Squad for further action.
Recall that It was during the said attack that own troops were involved in a road traffic accident, while responding to a distress call from the area.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has commended the troops’ commitment and decisive operations against the terrorists. He also expressed his readiness and resolve to support the troops with requisite logistics and welfare to enhance their operational efficiency.