Boko Haram: Soldiers escape death in bomb blast

Boko Haram: Soldiers escape death in bomb blast

Some soldiers fighting insurgency in the north east escaped death in a bomb blast after two Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) over ran an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), during a raid on members of Boko Haram.

In a statement released on Sunday by Col. Sani Usman, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, during an operation carried out by the Nigerian troop, a bomb denoted after two Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) over ran an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

However, the damage to the AFVs was minimal, and there was no human casualty.

Col. Usman said in the operation members of Boko Haram were dislodged from some of their enclaves, and 15 hostages were rescued.

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The statement reads in part: “As the ongoing clearance and rescue operations gained momentum, troops of 28 Task Force Brigade have successfully cleared enclaves of Boko Haram terrorists along Galtha Baba, Galtha Musa, Bulakurma, Shatimari, Chukruk, Bulangaje, and Disa villages.

“During the operation, one Boko Haram terrorist was captured alive. The troops also rescued 15 persons that were held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists in the area.”

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