The Nigeria Army on Monday said the troops of 22 Brigade, Operation Lafiya Dole, in collaboration with local vigilantes, have rescued 29 women and 25 children from the hostage of Boko Haram insurgency group in Borno State.
Army spokesman Sagir Musa in a statement disclosed that the persons were rescued during the clearance operation to destroy Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday, May 11th.
The army spokesman said the troops effectively cleared Ma’allasuwa and Yaga – Munye villages in Borno State.
“No encounter with Boko Haram terrorists was made as they run away before troops’ arrival leaving behind 54 suspected kidnapped victims. Out of the number, 29 are grown up women and 25 are children of various ages and sex,” Musa said.
“They have all been rescued.”
Similarly, at Zari – Kasake and Jumachere villages in Damasak general area of Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State, Musa said troops of 145 Battalion Operation LAFIYA DOLE on clearance operation discovered and destroyed two Boko Haram terrorists’ logistics vehicles.
He said a deserted Boko Haram terrorists make up shift accommodation was also destroyed.
The army spokesman assured Nigerians that the
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“Nigerian Army will remain resolute in ending terrorism and other forms of insecurities across the country, and reiterate its appeal to the public to continue to provide useful information about suspicious movement of terrorists/criminals wherever they are seen hibernating in Nigeria.”