The Nigerian Army yesterday said troops of 114 Task Force Battalion of 28 Task Force Brigade, on patrol to dominate and secure the road linking Izge and Bitta came across 43 persons that escaped from one of the Boko Haram terrorists hideout in Madube.
A statement by army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said the escapees comprised of 10 men, 14 women and 19 children. They are currently being screened and profiled at the Battalion Headquarters.
He added that troops of 115 Task Force Battalion of the same Brigade, in conjunction with some vigilante groups, also carried out patrols to Pegana, Joma, Wambiyar, Dille, Pumpum, Zah, Miya and Pugula communities and cleared them of Boko Haram terrorists.
Usman said: “Yesterday, some elements of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) arrested and handed over a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, named Garba Thlama Mussa to the unit.”