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Hostages Rescued from Boko Haram
According to the Nigerian Army, close to 1,000 hostages, mainly women and children, have been freed following a massive week-long battle against Islamic radical group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.
“The hostages consisted mainly of women, children as well as some young men who were forced to become Boko Haram fighters,” it added. “Speaking with one of the rescued victims, Alhaji Gambo Gulumba from Amchaka village, thanked the Nigerian military for showing them love and care.”
Statement from Nigeria’s President
President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to completely drive the terror group out of the country. The army affirmed that ambition, saying:
“We wishes to remind the public of its resolve to rout out BH & rescued all hostages. The public is also advised to report any suspicious character to the appropriate authority for prompt action. However, the rescued persons are being attended to in a military medical facility.”
Army spokesman Texas Chukwu told CNN on Tuesday that the week-long operation in Borno state also resulted in the deaths of 50 militants. The terror group has kidnapped thousands of women and children in several raids over the past few years, including 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in Borno in 2014. Read the full story…. christianpost.com
- The Nigerian army said it had rescued more than 1,000 Boko Haram captives, mainly women and children, in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria. CNN’s Farai Sevenzo has the latest.
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