By Kingsley Omonobi
Abuja—Three members of the Boko Haram group have been killed by soldiers in separate operations, while 88 captives held hostage by the group were rescued.
While one of the terrorists was killed in the Mopol and Boccos areas, the other two were killed in the Mongonu area of Borno State.
This came as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees moved into Bama to begin the registration of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, from the ages of 17, with a view to providing food and relief materials for them.
Giving details of the killings and rescue in a statement by Col Sani Usman, the Army said: “As part of ongoing clearance operations of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the north-eastern part of the country, troops have been conducting clearance operations and patrols in various areas.
“In a related development, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, team, led by Adam Zanna Karamma, visited Bama IDPs camp to register the internally displaced persons, who are below ages of 17 for distribution of non-food items.
“The team stated that they intend to train them on skills acquisition and construction of temporary shelter.”