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More victims rescued from Boko Haram captivity

11 December 2015, 09:04Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Nigerian Army unit at Furkati village, Geidam Local Government Area, has rescued 210 persons in an operation that saw five suspected Boko Haram terrorists killed.

The rescued, comprising of mostly elderly men, women and children have been safely evacuated to an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp.

The rescued persons said that they were brought there by the terrorists from various villages.

In a related development, troops responded to a tip off on Boko Haram terrorists’ besiege on Ejilije, Bulagaije-lari, Bulagaije-Adamde and Ajiri villages and holding the inhabitants captives.

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The terrorists fled the areas before the arrival of the soldiers. An unspecified number of victims were rescued.

The troops also recovered a machine gun barrel, four loaded magazines of G3 rifles, 4 Dane guns and some quantities of 7.62mm ammunitions, as well as empty canisters of mortar bombs and a bandoleer.

“The gallant soldiers have continued their advance, raids and patrols to further deny the Boko Haram terrorists freedom of action,” said Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations.

- CAJ News


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