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More hostages freed from Boko Haram captivity

15 June 2016, 15:07

Abuja - The Nigerian Army has rescued another 50 hostages from Boko Haram bondage in Borno State.

The separate operations led to the killing of a number of suspected terrorists.

The recent breakthroughs come as troops deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.

Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, said troops of the 114 Task Force Battalion : 28 Task Force Brigade in aggressive patrol to dominate and secure the road linking Izge and Bitta came across 43 persons that escaped from one of the Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout in Madube.

The escapees comprised of ten men, 14 women and 19 children.

“They are currently being screened and profiled at the Battalion Headquarters,” said Usman said.

He further stated that troops of 115 Task Force Battalion of the same Brigade, in conjunction with some vigilante groups, also carried out patrols to Pegana, Joma, Wambiyar, Dille, Pumpum, Zah, Miya and Pugula communities and cleared them of an unspecified number of  Boko Haram terrorists.

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Usman added that some members of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), arrested and handed over a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Garba Thlama Mussa, to the unit.

The suspect is currently under interrogation and would be handed over to Joint Intelligent Committee.

In a related development, troops of 22 Brigade Garrison, intercepted 14 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) children coming to Dikwa from Chingowa village.

The victims included six boys.

They have been screened and handed over to Dikwa IDP for further screening, registration and rehabilitation.

– CAJ News

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