For sometimes there were reports that Boko Haram terrorists were scavenging in some villages in northern Borno State, and troops of 22 Brigade Garrison, Operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjunction with Civilian JTF, on Saturday embarked on fighting patrol to Cingal, Murye and Mala Maja villages and they cleared them of the terrorists.
During an encounter, the troops neutralized one Boko Haram terrorist and recovered 11 bicycles. The patrol team also rescued 211 civilians held captives Boko Haram terrorists at Murye and Mala Maja village.
In the same vain the patrol team escorted 2 heavy duty trucks and 18 pick up vans to recover Internally Displaced Persons’ foodstuff from Mala Maja. The rescued persons are currently being screened.