Abuja - Troops have pained a grim picture of
the mental and physical state of the more than 70 people rescued from the Boko
Due to the ongoing offensive action by the military,
another group of 77 people rescued recently arrived in Bama Town on
The group consists of 22 women 15 men and 40 children.
Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director Army
Public Relations, said the victims were in a bad state.
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"The rescued persons, looking haggard, dejected and
obviously malnourished are being catered for by the troops pending the
intervention of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)," said
Meanwhile, the rescued people had been cooperating with
"They have been giving useful information that is
assisting our troops in their offensive operations."
The military gained more ground on the Boko Haram sect
this past weekend with the rescue of yet
another 62 people fleeing from Bitti and Pulka.
The troops are also combing all known enclaves
of the terrorists within Bama, Banki and Pulka general area.
- CAJ News