Police rescue soldiers abducted by Boko Haram


The Nigerian Police Counter-terrorism operatives have reportedly rescued two soldiers who were earlier abducted by Boko Haram fighters in Borno State.

PRNigeria reports that the terrorists had killed some security personnel and abducted others after an attack on soldiers on a patrol.

The development comes after Nigerian troops had also repelled an attempt by terrorists to seize an Army Barrack in Maiduguri on Monday.

According to a ‘Situation Report’ (SITREP) sighted by PRNigeria, it disclosed that “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 security report concluded.

Meanwhile, in another development, Nigerian troops have thwarted an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to seize an Army barracks in Maiduguri.

It was gathered that the terrorists had attempted to seize the 333 Artillery Barracks of the Nigerian Army but were resisted after heavy exchanges of fire that lasted for about two hours between late Monday’s night and early Tuesday’s morning.