Abuja - Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, has commended the Nigerian military for rescuing more than 200 females from the Sambisa Forest.
Some 200 girls and 93 women were rescued from the Boko Haram terrorist group's stronghold on Tuesday.
Atiku said nonetheless, it was unacceptable that the insurgent group had abducted hundreds of women and children over the last couple of months.
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"While we rejoice in the rescue of the women and girls yesterday, we urge that our military continues steadfastly in the operations until all abducted Nigerians have been rescued and territories recaptured," Atiku said.
He expressed his unwavering support to Nigeria's military forces in its ongoing mission to restore peace and sovereignty.
The military has in recent weeks recorded significant progress in eliminating the Boko Haram scourge.
The rescue of the women and children comes on the heels of the recapture of some areas occupied by Boko Haram.
- CAJ News