An aged man has been rescued by the Nigerian military from the captivity of Boko Haram during a crossfire. .
A statement by the spokesman for the military counter-insurgency in the North-East (Operation Lafiya Dole), Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, read, “Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole have rescued an aged man who was held hostage by the elements of Boko Haram terrorist group in Gobara Borno State.
In a rare display of bravery and humaneness, a Platoon Commander of the 192 Battalion, Lt. Asajwun Ahmadu, rescued and personally carried on his shoulders, the feeble aged man who had been caught up in the exchange of fire between the troops and the insurgents during an offensive to clear insurgents out of their hideouts in Gobara on Friday, May 11, 2018. .
The rescued man is currently receiving medical attention at the 192 Battalion Medical Reception Centre. In the offensive, the gallant troops killed two insurgents and destroyed their camp, logistics and IED factory.”