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Yobe State: Nigerian Army Frees 20 Policemen From Kidnappers’ Grip

Nigerian Army has rescued some police officers that have been under the captivity of insurgents operating in the North-Eastern parts of Yobe State.

The policemen were abducted when terrorists launched an attack on the Buni Yadi Police Division, adding that 62 insurgents had been equally decimated in the past two weeks during military operations in the northeast.

Also, 192 more terrorists and their families had reportedly surrendered to troops in Borno State.
At a media briefing in Abuja, the Acting Director of the Directorate of Defence Media Operations (DDMO), Brig-Gen Bernard Onyeuko, said the policemen were abducted during an attack by insurgents in Buni Yadi, Yobe State.

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He said troops battled insurgents in several locations, notably Gombi LGA of Adamawa State and Rann/Rumirgo villages and Biu, Bama, Mafa and Dikwa Local Government Areas Borno State, where some terrorists surrendered to troops.

The military recovered 101 rustled livestock, and 20 kidnapped NPF personnel, abducted when the terrorists attacked the Police Division, were rescued by their troops at Buni Yadi.

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