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Nigerian Army Rescues 1,000 Boko Haram Captives

Collins Ndlovu:

Abuja: The Nigerian Army, yesterday said it had rescued over 1,000 hostages from Boko Haram terrorist grouping from various parts of Borno States.

The Army said its troops of 22 Brigade deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole rescued the hostages after operations were conducted with allies of  Multinational  Joint Task Force.

But the Army, which said this statement by its spokesperson, Brigadier-General  Texas Chukwu, did not state the period the operations leading to the rescued were carried out.

Efforts made by Vanguard to know when the operations were carried out failed as calls and text messages made to the known line of Chukwu were picked or responded to at press time.

The Army statement read “The Operation, which was conducted in conjunction with allies of Multinational  Joint Task Force, rescued hostages from malamkari, Amchaka, Walasaand Gora village of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

“The hostages consisted mainly of women, children, as well as some young men, were forced to become Boko Haram Fighters.

“Speaking  with one  of the rescued victims, Alhaji Gambo Gulumba from Amchaka village thanked  the Nigerian military for  showing  them love and care’

The Nigerian Army wishes to remind the public of its resolve to rout  out  Boko Haram and rescue all hostages.

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