Policemen rescue soldiers captured by Boko Haram


Two soldiers abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State have been freed by personnel of the Nigeria Police Counterterrorism Unit.

PRNigeria quoting a Situation Report (SITREP) reported that the soldiers were abducted following an ambush on a patrol vehicle during which some soldiers were killed and military equipment stolen.

The attack reportedly occurred at Auno Road on Monday.

“At 14.30 Hrs of July 13, 20120, an Army Patrol Team was attacked by Boko Haram along Auno Road and killed two soldiers and kidnapped others while carting away two of military’s gun truck, AK 47Rifles and unspecified numbers of ammunition.

“Counter-Terrorism Unit of the Nigerian Police on pin down point (operation), at the area went after the terrorists. After a gun battle recovered one gun-truck, rifles and rescued two soldiers alive.

“All exhibits handed over to the Commissioner of Police Command,” the SITREP read.

Meanwhile, troops repelled an insurgent attack on an Army Barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

The attack which occurred at the 333 Artillery Barracks of the Nigerian Army reportedly resulted in heavy gunfire exchange that lasted over two hours.

However, the gallant troops were said to have fought valiantly to prevent the insurgents from overrunning the barracks.

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