Army rescues injured Boko Haram member abandoned by sect

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Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole fighting insurgency in the North-East, have rescued Abba Mustapha, an injured suspected Boko Haram terrorist after heavy bombardment in Ngala in Borno.

Lt. Col. Kingsley Samuel, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Department, made the disclosure in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday in Maiduguri.

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“Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in strict adherence to rules of engagement and international conventions on armed conflict, especially as it relates to prisoner of war, have rescued Boko Haram terrorist Abba Mustapha.

“Mustapha was injured and abandoned to his fate by his colleagues in the heat of heavy fire fight with Nigerian Army troops in the remote forward Operating Bases in Ngala in Borno.

“Mustapha was captured during counter attack operation launched by the troops following an attack at their location,” Samuel said.

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He added: “as narrated by Abba, eight of his colleagues were killed. Also recovered from the BHTs were 3 AK 47 rifles, 2 AK 47 magazines, 2 FN rifle magazines and 3 PKM link belts.

“The surviving terrorist was full of joy and praises for his survival. He thanked the Nigerian Army for sparing his life and taking care of his wound. ”

NAN

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