No fewer than nine minors were rescued from the terrorists group, Boko Haram, on Sunday when the military carried out a clearance operation.
The operation which led to the killing of one Amir of the group was carried out at Jarawa village, Kala Balge Local Government Area, Borno State, where the children who were kidnapped were undergoing training.
Upon rescue, the minors were given preliminary humanitarian assistance in “preparation to handing them over to Kala Balge Internally Displaced Persons Camp Management Committee”.
According to a statement by the military spokesman, Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, the clearance followed information about the gathering of some members of the terrorists group in Jarawa Village.
He said at about a kilometre to Jarawa Village, the troops entered heavy Boko Haram terrorists’ ambush, which they successfully cleared after about some minutes of fire fight.
Usman said the troops followed it up in hot pursuit of the fleeing insurgents into the nearby forest.
The statement reads in part: “The troops were able to neutralize a large number of Boko Haram terrorists including the notorious Abu Nazir, the terrorists’ Amir in Jarawa during the operation.
“They also captured several weapons including an AK-47 rifle, 1 Double barrel gun, 1 primed heavy Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and 3 Motorcycles.
“Additionally, they rescued 9 abducted children undergoing training at the terrorists’ training camp in the village.
“The minors have been evacuated and are being given preliminary humanitarian assistance in preparation to handing them over to Kala Balge Internally Displaced Persons Camp Management Committee”.