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Nigerian Army today Saturday said it
had rescued six herdsmen abducted Boko Haram insurgents at Kamuya
community of Yobe State.

A statement signed Brig. Gen. Sani Kukasheka said that the rescued herdsmen have been re-united with their families.

Kukasheka said that the troops had killed two insurgents and recovered ammunition after a gun duel with the insurgents.

“On Friday 8th September 2017, at about 7.30 a.m. troops of Defence
Company, 27 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed at
Kamuya, Yobe State, received report from some herdsmen that suspected
Boko Haram terrorists abducted six persons from their village.

“The troops in conjunction with local vigilante familiar with the
area trailed the terrorists up to Mangari village about 20 kilometres
away from Kamuya.

“The troops exchanged fire with the insurgents, neutralized two of
them and rescued the abducted persons. The troops also recovered two
AK-47 rifles. The rescued persons have been reunited with their family,”
Kukasheka said.
source: Daily trust

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