Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Troops rescue women, elderly, children from Boko Haram detention centre •Another bomb factory discovered

By News Express on 30/03/2015

Gmail icon

Views: 3,860


A number of women, the elderly and children who were locked up by fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in Gwoza, Borno State, have been freed by troops as cordon and search along with mopping up operations continue in the town.

“The freed hostages some of whom are so weak are being given medical attention while others are also receiving necessary care pending the arrival and activities of aid agencies. Some of them are also providing useful information for the intelligence in aid of troops operations in the area,” said Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade.

He said that in another development, a building which has been converted to a bomb-making factory has been unearthed by troops in the course of ongoing mopping up operations in Gwoza.  “The facility which is being used for the manufacture of various calibres of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) is still being carefully evacuated of dangerous materials,” Olukolade said.

He added: “Massive destruction of infrastructure and property, including blowing up bridges and burnt houses including Emir’s Palace, has also been noticeable. Troops are also carefully removing land mines placed in various parts of the town.”

The Defence Spokesman discovered that in Bama, also in Borno State, “troops on routine patrol in the suburbs of the town this morning recovered a large number of rifles and various arms believed to have been abandoned by terrorists who fled the area when troops were advancing to flush them of the town recently.  Bama was liberated by troops on 16 March 2015 and troops have since been dominating the town with aggressive patrols to defend it against any further terrorists activities.”

•Photo, courtesy of Defence Headquarters, shows jubilant women and children hailing troops of the Nigerian Army for liberating Gwoza town.

Source News Express

Posted 30/03/2015 8:28:06 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
World Teachers Day: Obi salutes Nigerian teachers, charges...

Militants kill 2 policemen, cart away gunboats, arms...

Dangote Cement Director shot dead

FG set to prosecute 114 companies for tax...

EFCC docks Air Vice Marshall for N166m bribe...

Iran accuses US of ‘economic terrorism’

Buhari lied to decline assent to Electoral Act,...

Invasion of Judges Homes: Democracy under threat, says...

Bakassi indigenes to observe Biafra Day May 30...

Saraki condemns Boko Haram’s attack on Yobe girls...

Peterside unfolds plan to automate payment process in...

Buhari, APC leaders eat lunch in London •He...

 

Latest News Apprehension as Military Commander disappears in Kaduna CAN raises alarm over quit notice to church Police declares notorious armed robber wanted in Imo Buhari is incompetent, has dragged Nigeria into dungeon of poverty — Sheikh Gumi FG seeks fresh $2.5bn World Bank loan War Theatre bans NGO over alleged sabotage, connivance with Boko Haram Support to education better than lavish burials, naming ceremonies — Obi Nigerian bags six life sentences, 129 years’ imprisonment for human trafficking in South Africa Why we dialogue with bandits — IGP Ebonyi indigenes kick against Umahi’s airport Cult clashes: Curfew imposed on parts of Delta Xenophobia: Imo tops list of second batch of returnees from South Africa

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (542,044 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (443,645 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (390,058 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (327,049 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (295,148 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,897 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (250,124 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,778 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,816 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,812 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (196,146 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,709 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,453) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,112) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (813) Global Business Monitor (443) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,965) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (414) News (51,519) Opinion (1,360) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,455) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,171) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera