Buratai confirms rescue of 700 abductees in Kogi, Nasarawa States

*Confirm clearing of Darul Salam/Boko Haram terrorists’ camps

By Myke Uzendu

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has confirmed the rescue of 700 abductees in Kogi, Nasarawa States by the nation’s security forces.
He also confirmed the clearing of the Kogi, Nasarawa Darul Salam/Boko Haram terrorists’ camps, where dangerous bandits terrorising motorists and residents of Nasarawa and Kogi states were hibernating.

According to a statement by the acting spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Col. Sagir Musa, the COAS commended the Commander, Officers and the gallant troops of the Nigerian Army 4 Special Forces Command, Doma, Nasarawa State, for their gallantry and patriotism that manifested in the destruction of Darul Salam/Boko Haram terrorists’ Camps.

He also applauded the hardwork and resilience of the troops, and the supports of the Nigerian Navy and Airforce, as well that of other security agencies which led to “the destruction of the terrorists’ camps and the razing of their hideouts in the states, thereby neutralizing several Boko Haram and Darusalam terrorists and over 700 family members and abductees rescued”.

While commending them for the successes, Buratai further charged them “never to allow criminals and insurgents a foothold in the whole of the North Central Zone”.

He urged them “to continue dominating the area and maintain high standard of professionalism and never again allow the terrorists any breathing space or freedom of action in the discharge of their legitimate duties”.

He assured the trooos of continous support to enable them carry out their duties as directed by President President Muhammadu Buhari.

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