Troops of the 121 and 192 Battalion and the Cameroonian Defense Force have liberated three communities on Mandara Mountains, in Gwoza Local Council Area of Borno State. During the joint ‘Rufe Kofa operations’ on January 7, 2020, the soldiers also destroyed the hideouts of Boko Haram insurgents.

The Media Coordinator of Army Operations, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, who stated this in Maiduguri, said that the joint ground troops cleared and destroyed hideouts at Zaleddva to liberate Boko, Ngoshe and Agapalawa communities on the hills, which were prone to attacks.

He said, elements of Theatre Strike Force, TSF and the Cameroonian Defense Force, in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force, JTF and local hunters ascended the Ungwan-Gara, Kwatara Mountain, an enclave of Boko Haram criminals.

Iliyasu added that during the operation, troops rescued five abandoned captives, including a septuagenarian, three women, and a minor.

In a similar event, troops of 112 Task Force Battalion deployed to Mafa Local Council of Borno State and neutralised some Boko Haram terrorists.